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Record number 450084
Title On the role of the activation procedure of supported hydrotalcites for base catalyzed reactions: Glycerol to glycerol carbonate and self-condensation of acetone
Author(s) Alvarez, M.G.; Frey, A.M.; Bitter, J.H.; Segarra, A.M.; Jong, K.P. de; Medina, F.
Source Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 134-135 (2013). - ISSN 0926-3373 - p. 231 - 237.
Department(s) Biobased Chemistry and Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) claisen-schmidt condensation - mg-al hydrotalcite - solid base - aldol condensation - nanofibers - hydroxides - chemicals
Abstract Bulk and carbon nanofiber supported MgAl hydrotalcites have been investigated as solid base catalysts for the synthesis of glycerol carbonate and dicarbonate and for the self-condensation of acetone. The supported materials exhibited a 300 times higher activity compared to bulk activated hydrotalcites for the transesterification. The materials could be reused while maintaining a high yield of glycerol carbonate. The activity of the mixed oxide, i.e., hydrotalcite materials after high temperature activation was considerably higher than both gas-phase and liquid phase rehydrated samples for the glycerol reactions. In contrast in the acetone self-condensation reaction the rehydrated samples were more active. This indicates that the polarity of the catalyst related to the reactant properties has a huge impact on the performance of a solid base catalyst.
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