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Efficient synthesis of glycerol carbonate/glycidol using 1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) based ionic liquids as catalyst

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Abstract

Transesterification of dimethyl carbonate with glycerol to glycerol carbonate has been catalyzed efficiently using basic ionic liquids as catalysts. Activity of all the ILs tested is very high and the best result (96% conversion with 82% selectivity to glycerol carbonate and 18% selectivity to glycidol) was obtained using IL1 as catalyst. The effect of catalyst loading has significant influence on the selectivity pattern. The higher activity of the ionic liquid is explained with a plausible mechanism based on the co-operative effect of both cation and anion.

Graphical abstract: Efficient synthesis of glycerol carbonate/glycidol using 1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) based ionic liquids as catalyst

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2013, accepted on 19 Feb 2014 and first published on 20 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47433J
RSC Adv., 2014,4, 17124-17128

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    Efficient synthesis of glycerol carbonate/glycidol using 1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) based ionic liquids as catalyst

    M. K. Munshi, P. S. Biradar, S. M. Gade, V. H. Rane and A. A. Kelkar, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 17124
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47433J

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