Accession Number : ADA436528


Title :   Top Value Added Chemicals From Biomass. Volume 1 - Results of Screening for Potential Candidates From Sugars and Synthesis Gas


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Werpy, T ; Petersen, G ; Aden, A ; Bozell, J ; Holladay, J ; White, J ; Manheim, Amy ; Eliot, D ; Lasure, L ; Jones, S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a436528.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : This report identifies twelve building block chemicals that can be produced from sugars via biological or chemical conversions. The twelve building blocks can be subsequently converted to a number of high-value bio-based chemicals or materials. Building block chemicals as considered for this analysis are molecules with multiple functional groups that possess the potential to be transformed into new families of useful molecules. The twelve sugar-based building blocks are 1,4-diacids (succinic fumaric and malic), 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid, 3-hydroxy propionic acid, aspartic acid, glucaric acid, glutamic acid, itaconic acid, levulinic acid, 3-hydroxybutyrolactone, glycerol, sotitol, and xylitol/arabinitol.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHESIS , *SUGARS , *BIOMASS CONVERSION , BIOLOGY , CHEMICALS , MOLECULES , LEVULINIC ACIDS , GLYCEROLS , ASPARTIC ACID , GLUTAMIC ACID , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , GASES


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE