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Molecules 2016, 21(2), 170; doi:10.3390/molecules21020170

Synthesis of the Fatty Esters of Solketal and Glycerol-Formal: Biobased Specialty Chemicals

Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi, Centro per le Tecnologie Chimiche Sostenibili, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Via Torino 155, Venezia Mestre 30172, Italy
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Received: 22 December 2015 / Revised: 22 January 2016 / Accepted: 25 January 2016 / Published: 30 January 2016
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The caprylic, lauric, palmitic and stearic esters of solketal and glycerol formal were synthesized with high selectivity and in good yields by a solvent-free acid catalyzed procedure. No acetal hydrolysis was observed, notwithstanding the acidic reaction conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycerol; solketal; glycerol formal; fatty esters; bio-based molecules glycerol; solketal; glycerol formal; fatty esters; bio-based molecules
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Perosa, A.; Moraschini, A.; Selva, M.; Noè, M. Synthesis of the Fatty Esters of Solketal and Glycerol-Formal: Biobased Specialty Chemicals. Molecules 2016, 21, 170.

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