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Kapok oil methyl esters


Rashid, Umer and Knothe, Gerhard and Yunus, Robiah and Evangelista, Roque L. (2014) Kapok oil methyl esters. Biomas and Bioenergy, 66. pp. 419-425. ISSN 0961-9534; ESSN: 1873-2909


The increased need for biodiesel feedstocks has caused various vegetable oils to be examined for this purpose. In the present work, the methyl esters of kapok (Ceiba pentandra) oil were prepared. The essential fuel properties were comprehensively determined and evaluated in comparison to specifications in biodiesel standards and some prior results. The kinematic viscosity of kapok oil methyl esters was greater than expected, an observation traced to the elevated amounts of methyl esters with cyclic moieties. Overall, kapok oil is a potential biodiesel feedstock. The 1H and 13C NMR spectra of kapok methyl esters are reported.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.02.019
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Keywords: Biodiesel; Fuel properties; Kapok oil methyl esters; Transesterification; Viscosity
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 05:08
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34307
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