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An Expedient Catalytic Process to Obtain Solketal from Biobased Glycerol

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Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, via G. Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy
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Processes 2021, 9(1), 141; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9010141
Received: 15 December 2020 / Revised: 4 January 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Chemistry: From Wastes to Value-Added Products)
Developing simple and effective chemistry able to convert industrial waste streams into valuable chemicals is a primary contributor to sustainable development. Working in the context of biodiesel production, we found that plain bisulfate on silica (SSANa, 3.0 mmol/g) proved to be an optimal catalyst to convert glycerol into solketal. With the assistance of a proper anhydrification technique, isolated yields of 96% were achieved working in mild conditions, on 100 g scale. View Full-Text
Keywords: biodiesel; glycerol; silica sulfuric acid; acetalization; solketal biodiesel; glycerol; silica sulfuric acid; acetalization; solketal
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Roncaglia, F.; Forti, L.; D’Anna, S.; Maletti, L. An Expedient Catalytic Process to Obtain Solketal from Biobased Glycerol. Processes 2021, 9, 141. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9010141

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Roncaglia F, Forti L, D’Anna S, Maletti L. An Expedient Catalytic Process to Obtain Solketal from Biobased Glycerol. Processes. 2021; 9(1):141. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9010141

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Roncaglia, Fabrizio, Luca Forti, Sara D’Anna, and Laura Maletti. 2021. "An Expedient Catalytic Process to Obtain Solketal from Biobased Glycerol" Processes 9, no. 1: 141. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9010141

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