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Glycerol (Figure 1) is one of the major byproducts in the manufacturing of biofuels. As the interest in biodiesel grows, production of glycerol will also increase. Investigating glycerol's potential as a chemical feedstock could lead to the discovery of new uses for this byproduct created from biofuel production. By developing pathways to use glycerol as a starting material and as a solvent we will be able to synthesize other chemically relevant compounds.
Cox, Susannah Dawn, "Synthesis and Resolution of a Substituted Dioxolane from Glycerol" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 213.