Renewable production of phthalic anhydride from biomass-derived furan and maleic anhydrid

Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST):  The renewable production of chemicals and fuels from biomass is inherently difficult due to competing side reactions. CCST has demonstrated the selective production of phthalic anhydride, a chemical used for the manufacture of plasticizers, unsaturated polyesters, and resins in the millions of tonnes per year, from biomass ..

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Furfural is the feedstock to make furan as well as maleic anhydrid. See http://www.dalinyebo.com/item/708-furfural-green-chemical-building-block.

See on sites.udel.edu

via on Scoop.it – Furfural and its many By-products

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