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Glycerol : The Renewable Platform Chemical

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Glycerol: The Renewable Platform Chemical provides a valuable overview of the glycerol market, including industrial applications and sustainable production of glycerol. Replacing previous works on the subject, this useful resource describes glycerol, also known as glycerine, and its chemical derivatives, especially the new bioglycerol-derived products. The monograph also discusses how the industrial use of glycerol as raw material for producing commodity chemicals depends on broader scope and lower cost of the catalytic process used to convert glycerol of varying purity grades into valued monomers. New chapters on glycerol polymers, the use of glycerol as antifreeze, and its sustainable production offer relevant information for researchers and professionals from academics and industry alike. The book features new processes, such as low cost and biocompatible glycerol polymers as a major alternative to the conventional polymers, with the first practical applications now emerging in the biomedical and patient care markets. The book offers both a source of inspiration for new projects and a reliable source of information on how glycerol is replacing petrochemicals in many real world applications.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 12.7mm | 430g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128122056
  • 9780128122051

Table of contents

1. Properties, Applications, History, and Market 2. C3-Monomers 3. Esters, Ethers, Polyglycerols, and Polyesters 4. Antifreeze and Multipurpose Cement Aid 5. Glycerol: A Key Platform Chemical of the Forthcoming Bioeconomyshow more

About Mario Pagliaro

A chemistry and energy scholar based at Italy's Research Council, Mario Pagliaro has co-authored more than 160 highly cited research articles and 20 books. Amongst his discoveries are a number of new utilizations of biodiesel-derived glycerol that range from its use as cement additive in the construction industry, through entirely new oxidation and dehydration processes. His 2007 article "From glycerol to value-added products" has been cited more than 1,000 times. His previous work, The Future of Glycerol (first published in 2008 and revised in 2010) is the international reference in the field with more than 400 citations. Dr. Pagliaro's other popular publications cover solar energy (Flexible Solar Cells), nanotechnology (Nano-Age), materials chemistry (Silica-Based Materials), photochemistry (Clean by Light Irradiation), and chemistry (The Future of Glycerol).show more