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Glycerol electrochemical conversion to more valuable compounds: Mechanistics and kinetics studies

Abstract

This project aims to study and understanding the kinetics and mechanism of the electrocatalytic conversion of glycerol into more valuable commercial compounds. The issue is focused indirectly to the production of biodiesel in the Brazilian energy matrix. The glycerol, as byproduct in the biodiesel production, has led to a significant increase in the supply of this compound in domestic industrial market and hence a drop in the price traded. Thus, we seek in this project, with the aid of electrocatalysis, an alternative way of transforming glycerol into more valuable compounds, such as: glycolic, tartronic acid, glyceraldehyde, oxalic acid, dihydroxyacetone, among other possible products formed during glycerol oxidation. However, very little is known about the conditions in which they can act with selectivity for the production of one or more products mentioned above. Thus, we will work with noble metals electrocatalysts (Au and Pt) to study the variables that inherently act on the system: potential, temperature, pH, and catalysts surface structure. Finally, at the end of this project, we will be able to identify the optimum conditions for the selective production of compounds from glycerol. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERNANDEZ, PABLO S.; MARTINS, CAUE A.; ANGELUCCI, CAMILO A.; GOMES, JANAINA F.; CAMARA, GIUSEPPE A.; MARTINS, MARIA E.; TREMILIOSI-FILHO, GERMANO. Evidence for Independent Glycerol Electrooxidation Behavior on Different Ordered Domains of Polycrystalline Platinum. CHEMELECTROCHEM, v. 2, n. 2, p. 263-268, . (14/01362-6, 13/13749-0)
SUZUKI, NINA Y.; SANTIAGO, PATRICIA V. B.; GALHARDO, THALITA S.; CARVALHO, WAGNER A.; SOUZA-GARCIA, JANAINA; ANGELUCCI, CAMILO A.. Insights of glycerol electrooxidation on polycrystalline silver electrode. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, v. 780, p. 391-395, . (13/13749-0, 13/21160-6, 14/07075-9, 13/15783-0)
SANDRINI, REGIANI M. L. M.; SEMPIONATTO, JULIANE RENATA; HERRERO, ENRIQUE; FELIU, JUAN M.; SOUZA-GARCIA, JANAINA; ANGELUCCI, CAMILO A.. Mechanistic aspects of glycerol electrooxidation on Pt(111) electrode in alkaline media. Electrochemistry Communications, v. 86, p. 149-152, . (13/13749-0)
SANTIAGO, P. V. B.; OLIVEIRA, R. A. G.; ROQUETTO, J. M.; AKIBA, N.; GAUBEUR, I.; ANGELUCCI, C. A.; SOUZA-GARCIA, J.; FELIU, J. M.. Oxide formation as probe to investigate the competition between water and alcohol molecules for OH species adsorbed on platinum. Electrochimica Acta, v. 317, p. 694-700, . (13/13749-0)
JANAINA SOUZA-GARCIA; CAMILO A. ANGELUCCI. O PAPEL DOS ÂNIONS NO COMPORTAMENTO VOLTAMÉTRICO DE SUPERFÍCIES MONOCRISTALINAS DE PLATINA. Química Nova, v. 38, n. 5, p. 669-678, . (13/13749-0)
FERNANDEZ, PABLO S.; GOMES, JANAINA FERNANDES; ANGELUCCI, CAMILO A.; TERESHCHUK, POLINA; MARTINS, CAUE A.; CAMARA, GIUSEPPE A.; MARTINS, MARIA E.; DA SILVA, JUAREZ L. F.; TREMILIOSI-FILHO, GERMANO. Establishing a Link between Well-Ordered Pt(100) Surfaces and Real Systems: How Do Random Superficial Defects Influence the Electro-oxidation of Glycerol?. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 5, n. 7, p. 4227-4236, . (14/01362-6, 13/13749-0, 13/21045-2, 13/16930-7)

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