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By performing the reaction for one hour at three different temperatures, the thermodynamic properties of the epoxidation reaction using tungstate-based catalyst of RSO and eRSO were determined. The rate constant of these epoxidation reactions were varied from 0.57.10-2 to 1.01.10-2 l.mol-1.s-1 with RSO and 0.97.10-2 to 1.76.10-2 l.mol-1.s-1 with eRSO. The activated energies of reaction were 6.2 and 6.6 kcal.mol-1, respectively. The enthalpy ΔH was positive indicating that the epoxidation process was a endothermic reaction, but the free-energy ΔF was also positive, so there was a specific temperature at which the epoxidation process was the most effective. Experimental results showed that 60oC was the most suitable temperature for epoxidation reaction of both RSO and eRSO with the conversion of 91.37% (RSO) and 94.87% (eRSO), the yield of 75.06% (RSO) and 89.56% (eRSO) and the selectivity was 0.82 (RSO) and 0.94 (eRSO), respectively.