Synthesis 2018; 50(04): 723-741
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1591857
short review
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Continuous Flow Conversion of Glycerol into Chemicals: An Overview

a  Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Centre de Recherche Royallieu, CS 60 319, 60203 Compiègne Cedex, France   Email: christophe.len@utc.fr
b  PSL Research University, Chimie ParisTech, CNRS, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
,
Frederic Delbecq
c  Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale, 1 allée du Réseau Jean-Marie Buckmaster, 60200 Compiègne, France
,
Cristobal Cara Corpas
d  Universidad de Jaen, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Campus Las Lagunillas, 23071 Jaén, Spain
e  Universidad de Jaen, Center for Advances Studies in Energy and Environment (CEAEMA), 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Encarnacion Ruiz Ramos
d  Universidad de Jaen, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Campus Las Lagunillas, 23071 Jaén, Spain
e  Universidad de Jaen, Center for Advances Studies in Energy and Environment (CEAEMA), 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Publication History

Received: 26 September 2017

Accepted after revision: 10 November 2017

Publication Date:
14 December 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

This report highlights the recent advances for glycerol valorization to valuable products in liquid phase continuous flow systems using different types of catalysts and processes. The main biobased chemicals obtained from glycerol, such as acrolein, lactic acid, dihydroxyacetone, propanediols, glycerol carbonate, solketal, acetin, alkyl ethers, and oligomers, will be presented.

1 Introduction

2 Continuous Dehydration

2.1 Without Added Catalyst

2.2 With Acid Catalyst

3 Continuous Oxidation

4 Continuous Hydrogenolysis

5 Continuous Carbonatation

6 Continuous Ketalization

7 Continuous Esterification

8 Continuous Etherification

9 Continuous Oligomerization

10 Outlook

11 Conclusion

 
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