Platinum Salt Synthesis as Precursor to Get Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biofuels Production

  • Adriana I. Martínez-MontalvoEmail author
  • Sherly C. Acosta-Beltrán
  • Jonathan F. Sierra-Cantor
  • Carlos A. Guerrero-Fajardo
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The trend in the industry is aimed at developing sustainable processes thus the search for alternative fuels such as biofuels can be the best alternative to replace fossil fuels but they are not yet economically competitive. This research shows a chemical route for the synthesis of tetraammineplatinum (II) chloride salt which needs several stages. Each one production step was evaluated through platinum determination by atomic absorption and their products were characterized by XRD, IR and XRF analyses. Taking into account that the overall yield to tetraammineplatinum (II) chloride was of 61% a pilot plant was proposed and evaluated. This salt is used in the preparation of precursors compounds for getting catalysts supported on structured pore size allowing impregnation of catalytic species and promote the transfer of materials triglyceride molecules, as well as the evaluation of the scaling up of this process to industrial scale.


Chemical synthesis Tetraammineplatinum (II) chloride salt Biofuels Catalyst precursor 



Special gratitude to the research group: Energy Recovery of Natural Resources—APRENA, Department of Chemistry from National University of Colombia for the contribution to this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana I. Martínez-Montalvo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sherly C. Acosta-Beltrán
    • 2
  • Jonathan F. Sierra-Cantor
    • 2
  • Carlos A. Guerrero-Fajardo
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry and Environmental EngineeringUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia

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