화학공학소재연구정보센터
Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.41, No.10, 2014-2023, 2018
A Robust and Scalable Continuous Flow Process for Glycerol Carbonate
With glycerol being a bulk waste product, the interest in converting it to other value-added products is steadily increasing. A scalable continuous flow process was developed for the synthesis of glycerol carbonate (2-GLC) from glycerol and dimethyl carbonate on a hydroxide functional resin. High conversion and selectivity were obtained while the residence times were typically shorter than 10 min. Continuous production of 2-GLC was achieved in high throughput and with improved processing metrics, creating the foundations for a production level process.