About this Research Topic
Alkoxylation reactions represent an important class of reactions useful for the production of specialty and bulk chemical products. The field is of high industrial interest even if not very many papers have been devoted to the production of poly-alkoxylated products.
In recent years, several improvements in reactor technology and catalysis have been achieved. The development of new products, by using new substrates has been described in the literature. This Research Topic will be the place where researchers and technicians can find up to date information to help them in the development of the technology with the aim to increase safety and sustainability of production.
This Research Topic aims to cover every aspect of the alkoxylation reactions from a Chemical Reaction Engineering aspect. This includes kinetic models and reactor engineering, chemical and technological aspects related to poly-alkoxylated production, activity of alkoxylation catalysts and their characteristics. This Research Topic aims to collect in one place the descriptions of the synthesis of alkoxylation of various raw materials/starters from low molecular weight to complex multi-component and multifunctional chemicals, as well as the evaluation of the composition and properties and directions of use of the obtained products. Safety and environmental assessment issues will be also within the thematic scope.
This Research Topic should be the up to date reference for the alkoxylation reactions, for this reason we welcome both Original Research and Review paper submissions in the following areas:
4-Synthesis of new poly-alkoxylated products
5-Chemo physical and technological characterisation of new poly-alkoxylated products.
6-Safety and Enviromental aspects in synthesis and uses of poly-alkoxylated products
Topic Editor Elio Santacesaria is the founder and CEO of Eurochem Engineering. The other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regard to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: ethoxylation, propoxylation, catalysis, raw materials, evaluation, applications, safety
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