Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Synthesis of Biodiesel using a Two-Compartments Electrochemical Cell
Shuhei ShibanoTribidasari A. IvandiniChiaki TerashimaKazuya NakataYasuaki Einaga
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Article ID: 140358

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Electrochemical method was developed for biodiesel, i.e. fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), production. A two-compartments cell completed with a cation-exchange separating membrane was utilized to minimize recombination between protons and hydroxyl or methoxyl ions, which leads to the low product yield. In addition to the product yield increase, the method was found to reduce the requirement of organic salt to be only in the cathode chamber. Electrolysis at low voltage (4.6 V) resulting high product yield (~94% in 2 h) at Pt as well as boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode as the cathode, suggested the system was free from the dependence on electrode types.

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