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The in situ transformation of co-product formaldehyde in the reversible hydrolysis of 1,3-dixoane to get 1,3-propanediol Efficiently

Abstract

Herein, a strategy is developed for efficient production of l,3-propanediol via hydrolysis of 1,3-dioxane by the in situ transformation of the co-product formaldehyde (HCHO) in the presence of Eu(OH)3. The reversible hydrolysis reaction is promoted to go forward with 98% conversion and 99% 1, 3-propanediol selectivity. Furthermore, HCHO is converted to formic acid (HCOOH) which could act as a acidic catalyst in the hydrolysis of 1,3-dioxane. The combination of FT-IR and control experiments demonstrates that HCOOH is generated via the hydrolysis of formate species which formed on the surface of Eu(OH)3.

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2017, accepted on 02 Feb 2018 and first published on 05 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03692B
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    The in situ transformation of co-product formaldehyde in the reversible hydrolysis of 1,3-dixoane to get 1,3-propanediol Efficiently

    Y. Wang, J. Zhang, Z. Zhang, T. Hou, C. Zhang, J. An and F. Wang, Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03692B

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