Zeolite-Catalyzed Glycerol Transformation

Author(s): Claudio J.A. Mota, Bianca P. Pinto

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2012

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Glycerol is being obtained as a byproduct of biodiesel production. The chemical transformation of glycerol into more valued chemicals is a very important topic today. In this short review we show some applications of zeolite-catalyzed reactions of glycerol to produce ethers, acetals/ketals, esters and dehydration products.

Keywords: Acetals, Acid catalysis, Acrolein, Biodiesel, Esters, Ethers, Glycerol, Transesterification, Zeolite, etherification

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Year: 2012
Page: [211 - 216]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1877946811202020211
Price: $25

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