Novel Routes to Ethylene Glycol Synthesis via Acid-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Formaldehyde and Dimethoxymethane

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Celik, Fuat Emin;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Engineering, Chemical | Acid catalysis | Carbonylation | Ethylene Glycol | Formaldehyde | Heterogeneous catalysis | Zeolite

Carbon-carbon bond forming carbonylation reactions were investigated as candidates to replace ethene epoxidation as the major source of ethylene glycol production. This work was motivated by the potentially lower cost of carbon derived from synthesis gas as compared to... View more
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