Vapor phase synthesis of glycerol carbonate over honeycomb monolith coated with zirconia based base catalysts

Authors

  • VT Vasantha Chemistry Research Laboratory, HMS Institute of Technology, NH4, Kyathsandra, Tumakuru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, Vemana Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • SZ Mohamed Shamshuddin Chemistry Research Laboratory, HMS Institute of Technology, NH4, Kyathsandra, Tumakuru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, Vemana Institute of Technology, Bengaluru and RRC, Visweswaraya Technological University, Bengaluru Region, Bengaluru
  • M Shyamsundar Chemistry Research Laboratory, HMS Institute of Technology, NH4, Kyathsandra, Tumakuru, Karnataka and RRC, Visweswaraya Technological University, Bengaluru Region, Bengaluru
  • Reena Saritha Serrao Chemistry Research Laboratory, HMS Institute of Technology, NH4, Kyathsandra, Tumakuru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka and RRC, Visweswaraya Technological University, Bengaluru Region, Bengaluru
  • Joyce Queeny D’Souza Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka and RRC, Visweswaraya Technological University, Bengaluru Region, Bengaluru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjsir.v53i1.35906

Keywords:

Vapor phase, Glycerol carbonate, Honeycomb monolith, Mg(II)/ZrO2, Ca(II)/ ZrO2, Ba(II)ZrO2

Abstract

In this article the synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity studies of zirconia based base catalysts such as Mg(II)/ZrO2, Ca(II)/ZrO2 and Ba(II)/ZrO2 coated on honeycomb monoliths is reported. Honeycomb monoliths were coated with Mg(II)/ZrO2, Ca(II)/ZrO2, Ba(II)/ZrO2 and characterized for their physico-chemical properties such as surface basicity, crystallinity and morphology by using relevant techniques. The catalytic activity of these catalytic materials was evaluated in vapor phase synthesis of glycerol carbonate. The reaction conditions were optimized by varying reaction parameters such as nature of catalytic material, molar ratio of the reactants, catalyst bed temperature, feed-rate of the reactants and time-on-stream to obtain highest possible yield of glycerol carbonate with greater selectivity. The catalytic materials were found to be highly efficient in the synthesis of glycerol carbonate with a possible highest yield up to ~98%. These catalytic materials can be easily reactivated and reused in this reaction.

Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res.53(1), 21-28, 2018

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VT Vasantha, Chemistry Research Laboratory, HMS Institute of Technology, NH4, Kyathsandra, Tumakuru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka and Department of Chemistry, Vemana Institute of Technology, Bengaluru



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2018-03-11

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Vasantha, V., Shamshuddin, S. M., Shyamsundar, M., Serrao, R. S., & D’Souza, J. Q. (2018). Vapor phase synthesis of glycerol carbonate over honeycomb monolith coated with zirconia based base catalysts. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 53(1), 21–28. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjsir.v53i1.35906

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