Tag: 5-HMF

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

May 12, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at UW–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center developed an inexpensive, industry-compatible process to produce high yields of the versatile chemical HMF – 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, which is used to make many bio-based chemicals, plastics and fuels. The team’s research shows that the process is simple and compatible with the existing infrastructure in […]

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AVA-CO2’s move to replace formaldehyde shows the endurin’ allure in furans

AVA-CO2’s move to replace formaldehyde shows the endurin’ allure in furans

March 21, 2016 |

There are 17,576 possible 3-letter acronyms in the Roman alphabet and sometimes it feels as it the chemical industry and the military have used them all up. Three letter acronyms are so prevalent they have spawned their own acronym, TLA. Once, the Navy’s Director for Operational Energy, Chris Tindal, opened up a session at which […]

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A chemical intermediate with Big Mo’: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to FDCA

A chemical intermediate with Big Mo’: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to FDCA

March 21, 2016 |

To accompany our coverage this week of advanced chemicals with 5-HMF and its derivative, FDCA, we turn to a first-class study done by Weastra on the potential of selected bio-based chemical intermediates, specifically succinic acid, itaconic acid and FDCA (2,5-furandicarboxylic acid). Here we focus on the FDCA elements of the study, the complete text of […]

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