Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 7, pp 2741–2754 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of crosslinked PVA/PAMPS blends catalytic membranes for biodiesel production

  • Zazil Corzo-González
  • Maria Isabel Loria-Bastarrachea
  • Emmanuel Hernández-Nuñez
  • Manuel Aguilar-VegaEmail author
  • Maria Ortencia González-DíazEmail author
Original Paper


Crosslinked PVA/PAMPS catalytic membranes as heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production were successfully prepared with different poly (2-acryloamido-2-1-propanesulfonic acid) (PAMPS) ratios (30, 20 and 10 wt%) and crosslinked with succinic acid (SA) (5 and 10 wt%) at two different temperatures (100 and 120 °C). FTIR confirmed the successful crosslinking by esterification of the –OH groups in PVA with SA. PVA/PAMPS blend membranes crosslinked with 10 wt% SA at 100 °C were highly effective as heterogeneous catalysts for the transesterification of soybean oil with methanol (90–94% conversion) in comparison with PVA/PAMPS membranes crosslinked with 5 wt% SA. The performance of the catalytic membranes is well correlated with the ion exchange capacity (IEC), swelling properties and crosslinking degree. The reuse of PVA/PAMPS catalytic membrane for a second reaction run indicates that activity of the membrane remains unchanged.


PVA PAMPS Polymer blend Catalytic membranes Biodiesel production 



This project was founded by SENER CEMIE-BIO 250014. M. O. González-Díaz acknowledges the Cátedras CONACyT Project No. 3139. Z. Corzo-Gonzalez gratefully acknowledges a Grant No. 376912 from CONACyT. NMR measurements were conducted at LANNBIO Cinvestav-Mérida and we want to thank Dr. Patricia Quintana for that.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zazil Corzo-González
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Isabel Loria-Bastarrachea
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Hernández-Nuñez
    • 3
  • Manuel Aguilar-Vega
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maria Ortencia González-Díaz
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de ChiapasTuxtla GutiérrezMexico
  2. 2.Laboratorio de membranasUnidad de Materiales, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.C.MéridaMexico
  3. 3.CONACYT-Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad MéridaMéridaMexico
  4. 4.CONACYT - Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A. C.MéridaMéxico

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