Recent Advances in the Utility of Glycerol as a Benign and Biodegradable Medium in Heterocyclic Synthesis

Author(s): Mohamed Abd-Elmonem, Ramadan A. Mekheimer, Alaa M. Hayallah, Fatma A. Abo Elsoud, Kamal U. Sadek*.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 23 , Issue 28 , 2019

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Glycerol is a non-toxic, recyclable and biodegradable organic waste produced as a byproduct in the production of biodiesel fuel. Currently, glycerol is considered a green solvent and catalyst for a large variety of applications. This work discusses the significance of glycerol for heterocyclic synthesis. All the reported studies consider glycerol as an efficient and sustainable benign medium.

Keywords: Glycerol, benign medium, synthetic heterocycles, green synthesis, biodegradable, recyclable.

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Year: 2019
Page: [3226 - 3246]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/1385272823666191025150646
Price: $58

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