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