Glycerin as a Renewable Feedstock for Epichlorohydrin Production. The GTE Process (pages 657–661)
Bruce M. Bell, John R. Briggs, Robert M. Campbell, Susanne M. Chambers, Phil D. Gaarenstroom, Jeffrey G. Hippler, Bruce D. Hook, Kenneth Kearns, John M. Kenney, William J. Kruper, D. James Schreck, Curt N. Theriault and Charles P. Wolfe
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.200800067
Research Article: A potentially commercial approach to the production of epichlorohydrin, a high volume industrial product, from glycerol, a renewable feedstock whose cost has dropped significantly in the last several years, is described. The development of the process that additionally features a number of environmentally desirable attributes compared to the incumbent process, its optimization, and its mechanism are predented.