Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Victor Lin

Second Advisor

Marek Pruski

Abstract

The work in this dissertation presents the synthesis of two mixed metal oxides for biofuel applications and NMR characterization of silica materials. In the chapter 2, high catalytic efficiency of calcium silicate is synthesized for transesterfication of soybean oil to biodisels. Chapter 3 describes the synthesis of a new Rh based catalyst on mesoporous manganese oxides. The new catalyst is found to have higher activity and selectivity towards ethanol. Chapter 4 demonstrates the applications of solid state Si NMR in the silica materials.

Copyright Owner

Senniang Chen

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

55 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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