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Pathways to novel chemicals – Inform

There are a lot of focus on the commercialization of drop-in renewable chemicals, and sometimes novel chemicals such as glucaric acid, itaconic acid, levulinic acid, etc. are not being given its proper recognition. The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) has published an article (free access!) on its magazine, INFORM, about several of these novel chemicals and processes in a summarized form.

Here is a glimpse of the article that you can access on this link:

AOCS INFORM Novel Chemicals


About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


2 Responses to “Pathways to novel chemicals – Inform”

  1. Thanks for posting this article! I would like to reiterate, as you mention, the article is about novel chemicals, not drop in replacements. The table you include in your post is a summary of companies making bio-based drop ins, NOT novels. Hence their inclusion in a simple tabulated form and provided only for reference.

    Posted by Dan | February 5, 2014, 10:56 am


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