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Oxidation of Glycerol to Glycolate by using Supported Gold and Palladium Nanoparticles

Meenakshisundaram, Sankar, Dimitratos, Nikolaos, Knight, David William, Carley, Albert Frederick, Tiruvalam, Ramchandra, Kiely, Christopher John, Thomas, Damian and Hutchings, Graham John 2009. Oxidation of Glycerol to Glycolate by using Supported Gold and Palladium Nanoparticles. Chemsuschem 2 (12) , pp. 1145-1151. 10.1002/cssc.200900133

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Abstract

Glycolic acid is an important chemical that has uses as a cleaning agent as well as a chemical intermediate. At present glycolic acid is manufactured from either chloroacetic acid or from formaldehyde hydrocyanation, both routes being nongreen and using nonsustainable resources. We investigate the possibility of producing glycolate from the oxidation of glycerol, a sustainable raw material. We show that by using 1% wt Au/carbon catalysts prepared using a sol-immobilization method glycolate yields of ca. 60% can be achieved, using hydrogen peroxide as oxidant in an autoclave reactor. We describe and discuss the reaction mechanism and consider the reaction conditions that maximize the formation of glycolate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: gold; homogeneous catalysis; nanoparticles; oxidation;renewable resources
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1864-5631
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:58
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/6836

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