Date of Award
Master of Science
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.
Chen, Senniang, "Design and synthesis of mixed oxides nanoparticles for biofuel applications" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11885.