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Keywords:

  • catalysis;
  • fuel;
  • methanol;
  • synthesis;
  • transesterification
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Ionic powers: A basic ionic liquid is used as a catalyst for the preparation of biodiesel by transesterification of castor oil with methanol, the catalytic performance is compared with conventional catalysts and ionic liquids. A high yield of 96 % is achieved under optimal reaction conditions, and the green reaction procedure shows promise for industrial application.