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what happens when glycerol is heated with small amount of concentrated sulphuric acid?

what happens when glycerol is heated with small amount of concentrated sulphuric acid?

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Avinash
askIITians Faculty 1246 Points
7 years ago
Glycerine and Sulfuric Acid Mix may leads to explosion. It is used as a catalyst

Solid acid catalysts for the catalytic dehydration of glycerol to acrolein, catalysts made from montmorillonitic clay activated by sulfuric acid

and also check the link for glycerine action with nitric acid in the presence of conc. sulphuric acid
http://www.askiitians.com/iit-jee-chemistry/organic-chemistry/glycerol.aspx

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