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Chapter 5

Dehydration

Two important chemicals can be produced directly by dehydration of glycerol: acrolein and 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde (3-HPA). In addition, oxydehydration of glycerol gives the commercially important acrylic acid. Acrolein is currently produced by the oxidation of propylene. However, as mentioned in Ch...

Publication details

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781849731089-00070
Print publication date
20 May 2010
Copyright year
2010
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-046-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-108-9
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series