A kinetic study of the esterification of lactic acid by ethanol in the presence of Preyssler acid an eco-friendly solid acid catalyst

  • Fatemeh F. Bamoharram
  • Mohammad M. Heravi
  • Pouran Ardalan
  • Touran Ardalan


Kinetic data in the esterification of lactic acid with ethanol have been obtained using Preyssler acid as a catalyst. The effects of different parameters such as the alcohol:acid molar ratio, reaction temperature and catalyst concentration have been examined. The activation energy, forward and backward rate constants and equilibrium constants were calculated in the temperature of 343–358 K.


Esterification Kinetic Preyssler acid Lactic acid 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatemeh F. Bamoharram
    • 1
  • Mohammad M. Heravi
    • 1
  • Pouran Ardalan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Touran Ardalan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIslamic Azad UniversityMashhadIran
  2. 2.Young Researchers ClubIslamic Azad UniversityMashhadIran

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