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The synthesis of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol from glycerol using Raney Ni as a versatile catalyst

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Abstract

A new energy-efficient and atom-economical catalytic route for the direct catalytic synthesis of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol from glycerol under milder reaction conditions is presented. The one-pot aqueous-phase process is based on Raney Ni as a versatile catalyst.

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The article was received on 08 Jul 2009, accepted on 05 Aug 2009 and first published on 14 Aug 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B913395J
Citation: Green Chem., 2009,11, 1514-1516
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    The synthesis of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol from glycerol using Raney Ni as a versatile catalyst

    A. Yin, X. Guo, W. Dai and K. Fan, Green Chem., 2009, 11, 1514
    DOI: 10.1039/B913395J

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