Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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Base Catalyzed Glycerolysis of Ethyl Acetate

Pranita P. Kore, Snehal D. Kachare, Sandip S. Kshirsagar and Rajesh J. Oswal

Glycerol is a simple polyol compound widely used as a green solvent, having backbone to all lipids known as triglycerides. In our present study, we used glycerol as an acyl acceptor for transesterification of aliphatic acetate by conventional and using microwave assisted synthesis. It was found that increase in the concentration of substrate and catalysts with reaction time, increases yield of aliphatic alcohols. The reaction was followed by separation of product from glycerol by simple extraction with diethyl ether and studied for their HPLC and GC analysis.