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Chemoselective catalytic conversion of glycerol as a biorenewable source to valuable commodity chemicals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18224262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
New opportunities for the conversion of glycerol into value-added chemicals have emerged in recent years as a result of glycerol's unique structure, properties, bioavailability, and renewability. Glycerol is currently produced in large amounts during the transesterification of fatty acids into biodiesel and as such represents a useful by-product. This paper provides a comprehensive review and critical analysis on the different reaction pathways for catalytic conversion of glycerol into commodity chemicals, including selective oxidation, selective hydrogenolysis, selective dehydration, pyrolysis and gasification, steam reforming, thermal reduction into syngas, selective transesterification, selective etherification, oligomerization and polymerization, and conversion of glycerol into glycerol carbonate.
Chun-Hui Clayton Zhou; Jorge N Beltramini; Yong-Xian Fan; G Q Max Lu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2007-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemical Society reviews     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0306-0012     ISO Abbreviation:  Chem Soc Rev     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-28     Completed Date:  2008-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0335405     Medline TA:  Chem Soc Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
Advanced Materials & Catalytic Conversions for Renewable Feedstocks Research Group, School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310032, P. R. China.
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MeSH Terms
Chemical Industry
Glycerol / chemical synthesis,  chemistry*
Hydrogen / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
1333-74-0/Hydrogen; 56-81-5/Glycerol

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