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  • Synthesis of Monoalkyl Glyceryl Ethers by Ring Opening of Glycidol with Alcohols in the Presence of Lewis Acids.

Synthesis of Monoalkyl Glyceryl Ethers by Ring Opening of Glycidol with Alcohols in the Presence of Lewis Acids.

ChemSusChem (2016-11-24)
Raffaele Cucciniello, Maria Ricciardi, Rosa Vitiello, Martino Di Serio, Antonio Proto, Carmine Capacchione
ABSTRACT

The present work deals with the production of monoalkyl glyceryl ethers (MAGEs) through a new reaction pathway based on the reaction of glycidol and alcohols catalyzed by Lewis acid-based catalysts. Glycidol is quantitatively converted with high selectivity (99 %) into MAGEs under very mild reaction conditions (80 °C and 0.01 mol % catalyst loading) in only 1 h using Al(OTf)

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Iron(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate, 90%
Sigma-Aldrich
Bismuth(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate
Sigma-Aldrich
Glycidol, 96%
Sigma-Aldrich
Zinc trifluoromethanesulfonate, 98%