Production of Glycerol Carbonate from Glycerol over Templated-Sodium-Aluminate Catalysts Prepared Using a Spray-Drying Method.

Author(s) Rittiron, P.; Niamnuy, C.; Donphai, W.; Chareonpanich, M.; Seubsai, A.
Journal ACS Omega
Date Published 2019 May 31

Glycerol carbonate (GLC) was synthesized from glycerol and dimethyl carbonate (DMC) over sodium aluminate (NaAlO) catalysts. The catalysts were prepared using a spray-drying method and compared with those prepared using the conventional hot-air drying method. Polyvinylpyrrolidone and glycerol were used as a catalyst template to increase the surface area and porosity of the catalysts. Additionally, different operating conditions were investigated such as the catalyst concentration, glycerol-to-DMC ratio, reaction temperature, reaction time, and catalyst reusability. The NaAlO catalyst prepared using the spray-drying method with 30 wt % glycerol as the template yielded the maximum GLC (85%) with 100% GLC selectivity.

DOI 10.1021/acsomega.9b00805
ISSN 2470-1343
Citation ACS Omega. 2019;4(5):90019009.

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