Nano CuFe2O4: An efficient, magnetically separable catalyst for transesterification of β-ketoesters

Mukut Gohain, Vinod Kumar, Johannes H. Van Tonder, Hendrik C. Swart, Odireleng M. Ntwaeaborwa, Barend C.B. Bezuidenhoudt

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Abstract

The preparation of a variety of β-ketoesters was achieved in high yields from methyl acetoacetate under neutral conditions through the utilization of magnetic CuFe2O4 nanoparticles as catalyst. Recycling of the catalyst was performed up to eight times without significant loss in activity. The catalyst was characterized using XRD, XPS, SEM and TEM techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18972-18976
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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