Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


Issue 1, 2008
Previous Article Next Article

Improved utilisation of renewable resources: New important derivatives of glycerol

Author affiliations

Abstract

Although glycerol has been a well-known renewable chemical for centuries, its commercial relevance has increased considerably in the last few years because of its rising inevitable formation as a by-product of biodiesel production. The present review gives a broad overview on the chemistry of glycerol starting from the classic esters and oligomers to new products like glycerol carbonate, telomers, branched alkyl ethers, propanediols and epoxides. In particular, the novel possibilities to control the numerous addition, reduction and oxidation reactions via heterogeneous, homogeneous and biocatalysis will be presented. A benchmark will be given to determine the products which will have the best chances of entering the market and which processes are currently most developed.

Graphical abstract: Improved utilisation of renewable resources: New important derivatives of glycerol

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 10 Jul 2007, accepted on 22 Oct 2007 and first published on 12 Nov 2007


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B710561D
Citation: Green Chem., 2008,10, 13-30
  •   Request permissions

    Improved utilisation of renewable resources: New important derivatives of glycerol

    A. Behr, J. Eilting, K. Irawadi, J. Leschinski and F. Lindner, Green Chem., 2008, 10, 13
    DOI: 10.1039/B710561D

Search articles by author