Characterization of Glycerol Acetals and Ethers – Fuel Biocomponents

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Z. Mužíkováa, O. Kapasnýa, J. Káňaa, M. Pospíšila, and J. Kolenab

a Department of Technology of Oil and Alternative Fuels, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Praha, bResearch Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Ústí n/Labem


Glycerol is the major byproduct in FAME production. Glycerol acetals or ethers prepared by the reaction of glycerol with aldehydes or isobutylene, respectively, can be used as fuel components or additives. The isomers of acetals and ethers were separated and characterized by GC-MS, FTIR and 1H NMR.


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