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Benjamin Katryniok, Sébastien Paul, Mickaël Capron and Franck Dumeignil Towards the Sustainable Production of Acrolein by Glycerol Dehydration ChemSusChem 2

Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900134

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How do you say…deee-hydrate?! The massive increase in biodiesel production through the transesterification of vegetable oils goes hand in hand with an oversupply of glycerol, which must be valorized. In this Minireview we provide a detailed, critical view of the state-of-the-art of the dehydration of glycerol to acrolein over acid catalysts; one of the most promising ways of valorization.

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