Amidation of fatty acid methyl ester using metal oxides and hydroxides as catalysts

  • Konstantin K. ShirshinEmail author
  • Anton L. Esipovich
  • Oleg A. Kazantsev
  • Aleksey V. Gushchin
Short Communication


Comparison of catalytic activity of metal oxides and hydroxides in amidation reaction between fatty acid methyl esters and 3-(dimethylamino)-1-propylamine was made for the first time. Influences of basicity, structure and solubility of catalysts on its catalytic activity were shown. It was detected, that catalysis of amidation of fatty acid methyl esters is homogenous. High activity of mixed oxides (Fe3O4 and Co3O4) was noted.


Amidation 3-(Dimethylamino)-1-propylamine Fatty acid methyl esters Hydroxides Oxides 



The investigation of metal hydroxides activities was financially supported by The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (State assignment No 10.2326.2017/PP). The investigation of metal oxides activities was financially supported within the framework of the Program of development of Flagship University of Russia for Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev.

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantin K. Shirshin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Anton L. Esipovich
    • 1
    • 2
  • Oleg A. Kazantsev
    • 2
  • Aleksey V. Gushchin
    • 1
  1. 1.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni NovgorodNizhni NovgorodRussian Federation
  2. 2.Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. AlexeevNizhni NovgorodRussian Federation

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