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A simple, solvent free method for transforming bio-derived aldehydes into cyclic acetals for renewable diesel fuels

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Abstract

The acetalization of 2,3-butanediol with bio-derived C4–8 aldehydes has yielded a route to substituted 1,3-dioxolanes from small bio-building blocks. The reported reaction system features excellent carbon yields (>93%), atom economy (>89%) and phase separation of the analytically pure product which eliminates elaborate purification processes and facilitates simple catalyst recycling. The 1,3-dioxolanes offer performance advantages over traditional diesel and have the potential to augment petroleum derived fuels.

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2018, accepted on 14 Sep 2018 and first published on 24 Sep 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00371H
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018,2, 2742-2746
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    A simple, solvent free method for transforming bio-derived aldehydes into cyclic acetals for renewable diesel fuels

    O. Staples, Cameron M. Moore, J. H. Leal, T. A. Semelsberger, C. S. McEnally, L. D. Pfefferle and A. D. Sutton, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 2742
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00371H

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