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Biomass to Market

Overview: Bio-renewable Chemicals

A Truly Biobased TPA For PET

Biobased terephthalic acid (TPA) for polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Map to Furfural and its many By-products

Moving the field of furfural and its by-products into the limelight it deserves

Multistep Synthesis

Turing Biomass into Medicine

Furoic Acid

Furoic acid, is the oldest know furan derivative

2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF)

2-Methyltetrahydrofuran is usually synthesized by catalytic hydrogenation of furfural.


Furan is an intermediar to make THF, Thiofuran or Pyrrole

By-products: Alkenes from Furfural (Intro)

The Wittig reaction was discovered in 1954 by Georg Wittig, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1979

New Green Materials

 At a factory in Belgium, a new breed of products is being developed from the fibrous remains of sugar cane.

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (THFA)

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (THFA) from Furfuryl Alcohol

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is made by catalytic hydogenation of furan

Furfural & By-products

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