Direct Convert Glycerol into Alcohols by Disproportionation Reaction
The disproportionation reaction of glycerol over NaOH was reported in this article. The effects of reaction temperature, glycerol to NaOH mol ratio, glycerol concentration in calcium carbonate, and reaction time were investigated. Under the optimum conditions, 82.6% of glycerol conversion with 44.6% of total alcohol selectivity (propylene glycol, ethylene glycol, methanol, and ethanol) was obtained.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
F. L. Mao et al., "Direct Convert Glycerol into Alcohols by Disproportionation Reaction", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 514-517, 2011