Transesterification of castor oil with trimethylchlorosilane: Simultaneous formation of fatty acid alkyl esters and α-monochlorohydrin

Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 2015
Type of Publication: Article
Journal: RSC Advances Volume: 5
Number: 94 Pages: 77341-77347
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The reaction between castor oil and various alcohols in the presence of trimethylchlorosilane (TMSCl) as acidic mediator provides two remarkable one pot reactions: transesterification of triglycerides, relevant to BioDiesel production, and chlorination of glycerol, with formation of α-monochlorohydrin as the predominant product, relevant to the synthesis of epoxide resins. The reaction has been thoroughly investigated to optimize the reaction conditions and separation of the products obtained in good yields. This synthesis represents a highly sustainable production of industrial commodities from available biomass. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.
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