Acetale als neuartige Kraftstoffadditive aus Glycerin und olefinen

Translated title of the contribution: Acetals as novel fuel additives from Glycerol and olefins

Lorenz Neubert, Eckhard Paetzold, Chrstine Fischer, Peter Kempers, Ulrich Schörken, Ulrike Schümann, Thomas Sadlowski, Matthias Beller, Udo Kragl

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Long chain olefins are converted into aldehydes by hydroformylation using synthesis gas CO/H2 and further converted in an acid-catalyzed conversion with glycerol in a one-pot procedure. Yields are up to 95 %. The obtained mixtures of 5- and 6-membered rings are potential fuel additives offering alternative use of glycerol from renewable resources. By optimization of reaction conditions such as catalyst precursor, ligand, pressure, temperature, solvent or catalyst/substrate ratio a highly selective hydroformylation towards linear acetals was achieved. For synthesis of larger amounts, glycerol was converted with alkenes on a 2-L-scale and with aldehydes on a 60-L-scale.

Translated title of the contributionAcetals as novel fuel additives from Glycerol and olefins
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)322-330
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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