Mesoporous materials (MMs) in the Santa Barbara Amorphous (SBA) family can be used as catalysts or support materials (SMs) for catalysts because they have controllable pore structure, thermal and chemical stability, and their surface properties can be modified easily depending on the desired reaction type. Surfactant (Pluronic p123; it is a symmetric triblock copolymer comprising poly and its chemical formula; HO(CH 2 CH 2 O) 20 (CH 2 CH(CH 3 )O) 70 (CH 2 CH 2 O) 20 H), a silica source (such as Tetraethyl orthosilicate: TEOS; SiC8H20O4), and a solvent are used in the synthesis of the SBA family (SBA-15). The SBA-15 was given with the hydrothermal method (HM) a catalyst feature by loading the active substance at a rate of 10, 25 % (cadmium/silica) by mass. Esterification reactions (ERs) were carried out with Cd-SBA-15 (Cd/Si: 10–25 %) catalyst at a feed rate of 1/2 (methanol/acetic acid), in the presence of 0.4 g catalyst, at a reaction temperature of 373 K and for 6–48 h. After 48 h, the catalytic activity (CA) values were obtained as 65 and 68 %, respectively. The re-usability of the catalysts was repeated two times under the same experimental conditions. It was observed that the catalysts maintained their catalytic activity of 73.35 and 68.72 % (3 × 48 h). In addition, the limited effect of catalyst amount on acetic acid conversion was investigated by Response Surface Methodology, and Historical Data Design. Moreover, k 1 , k 2 , equilibrium constant and activation energy values were calculated using the pseudo-homogeneous kinetic model. The physical features of the catalysts were investigated by BET, XRD, FTIR, DRIFT, SEM/EDX, and MAPPING analysis methods.