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Acetaldehyde as an ethanol derived bio-building block: an alternative to Guerbet chemistry

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In this work, we describe a highly selective poly-aldol condensation of acetaldehyde, which can readily be obtained via dehydrogenation of ethanol. The process operates under mild temperatures (100 °C or less) using commercially available catalysts and exhibits excellent total carbon yield of C4+ products with good selectivity for C6 products. The products derived from the reactions described herein are shown to be candidate drop-in fuel replacements for compression ignition engines and precursors to valuable chemicals.

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Submitted
07 Sep 2016
Accepted
15 Nov 2016
First published
15 Nov 2016

Green Chem., 2017,19, 169-174
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Acetaldehyde as an ethanol derived bio-building block: an alternative to Guerbet chemistry

C. M. Moore, O. Staples, R. W. Jenkins, T. J. Brooks, T. A. Semelsberger and A. D. Sutton, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 169
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02507B

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