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Title: Calcium and lanthanum solid base catalysts for transesterification

In one aspect, a heterogeneous catalyst comprises calcium hydroxide and lanthanum hydroxide, wherein the catalyst has a specific surface area of more than about 10 m.sup.2/g. In another aspect, a heterogeneous catalyst comprises a calcium compound and a lanthanum compound, wherein the catalyst has a specific surface area of more than about 10 m.sup.2/g, and a total basicity of about 13.6 mmol/g. In further another aspect, a heterogeneous catalyst comprises calcium oxide and lanthanum oxide, wherein the catalyst has a specific surface area of more than about 10 m.sup.2/g. In still another aspect, a process for preparing a catalyst comprises introducing a base precipitant, a neutral precipitant, and an acid precipitant to a solution comprising a first metal ion and a second metal ion to form a precipitate. The process further comprises calcining the precipitate to provide the catalyst.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1202363
Assignee:
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,089,833
Application Number:
13/127,614
Contract Number:
FG36-05GO85005
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Nov 05
Research Org:
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Surface Properties of CaO (or BaO)-La2O3-MgO Catalysts and Their Performance in Oxidative Coupling of Methane
journal, May 1997

Inhibition of gas-phase oxidation of ethylene in the oxidative conversion of methane and ethane over CaO, La2O3/CaO and SrO–La2O3/CaO catalysts
journal, December 1998

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