Carbohydrates as Organic Raw Materials
Published Online: 15 APR 2010
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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
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Lichtenthaler, F. W. 2010. Carbohydrates as Organic Raw Materials. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2010
In view of the impending transition of chemical industry from depleting fossil raw materials to renewable feedstocks the end of cheap oil is predicted around 2040 this account gives an overview on chemically and enzymatically transforming carbohydrates, by far the major part of the annually regrowing biomass, into products with versatile industrial application profiles and the potential to eventually replace those presently derived from petrochemical sources.
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