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Chemoselective catalytic conversion of glycerol as a biorenewable source to valuable commodity chemicals

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Abstract

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.

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2007 and first published on 22 Nov 2007


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B707343G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 527-549
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    Chemoselective catalytic conversion of glycerol as a biorenewable source to valuable commodity chemicals

    C. (. Zhou, J. N. Beltramini, Y. Fan and G. Q. (. Lu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 527
    DOI: 10.1039/B707343G

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