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Selective synthesis of 1-O-alkyl glycerol and diglycerol ethers by reductive alkylation of alcohols

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Abstract

1-O-alkyl glycerol and diglycerol ethers are obtained in high yields and high selectivity by catalytic reductive alkylation of glycerol and diglycerol with linear aldehydes in the presence of 0.5 mol% of Pd/C under 10 bars of hydrogen using a Brønsted acid as co-catalyst. All byproducts were identified. A mechanism for the reductive alkylation is proposed.

Graphical abstract: Selective synthesis of 1-O-alkyl glycerol and diglycerol ethers by reductive alkylation of alcohols

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The article was received on 10 Jun 2010, accepted on 18 Oct 2010 and first published on 04 Nov 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00202J
Citation: Green Chem., 2010,12, 2189-2195
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    Selective synthesis of 1-O-alkyl glycerol and diglycerol ethers by reductive alkylation of alcohols

    Y. Shi, W. Dayoub, G. Chen and M. Lemaire, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 2189
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00202J

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