Avocado Furan: Natural Insecticide

Extraced from 'Avos': Avocadofurans are new nontoxic insecticides which would be effective against common crop insect pest.

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Furfural Derivatives And 170-Year-Old Champagne

Analysis of furfural derivatives in the shipwrecked bubbly reveals secrets of 19th-century French wine making.  The ancient and perfectly preserved champagne, which was taken from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland, revealed an array of curious facts about past wine-making practices. Chemical analysis of the vintage sparkling wine revealed particularly high levels of sugar and…Read more Furfural Derivatives And 170-Year-Old Champagne

Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals

Self-assembled nanoparticulates of porous sulfonated carbonaceous TiO2 material that contain Brønsted and Lewis acidic sites were prepared by a one-pot synthesis method. The carbonaceous heterogeneous catalyst (Glu-TsOH-Ti) with a Brønsted-to-Lewis acid density ratio of 1.2 and more accessible acid sites was effective to produce 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural from biomass-derived mono- and disaccharides and xylose in…Read more Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals

Molybdenum Carbide: Deoxygenation Catalyst for Converting Furfural to 2-Methylfuran

Selectively cleaving the CO bond outside the furan ring of furfural is crucial for converting this important biomass-derived molecule to value-added fuels such as 2-methylfuran. In this work, a combination of density functional theory (DFT) calculations, surface science studies, and reactor evaluation identified molybdenum carbide (Mo2C) as a highly selective deoxygenation catalyst for converting furfural…Read more Molybdenum Carbide: Deoxygenation Catalyst for Converting Furfural to 2-Methylfuran

Analysis of biodegradation performance of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) are the degradation products of lignocellulose during pretreatment operations and significantly inhibit the consequent enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes. The biodetoxification fungus Amorphotheca resinae ZN1 had demonstrated its excellent capacity on degrading lignocellulose derived inhibitors and helped the fermentation processes to achieve high yield of ethanol and biochemicals ... DalinYebo's insight:…Read more Analysis of biodegradation performance of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

Malaysia: The Next Bioplastic Destination?

Malaysia is keen on valorizing its significant volume of palm tree biomass into biobased chemicals and bioplastics. Malaysia reportedly produces  around 80 million tons/year of biomass waste. DalinYebo's insight: We think that furfural and its many by-products could be the first (and easy) step in conditioning the biomass for the production of other bio-renewable chemicals…Read more Malaysia: The Next Bioplastic Destination?

Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Next breakthrough:  carbon fiber from Biomass. En route to a totally sustainable airplane! The Energy Department of the U.S.(DOE) recently announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural and forestry residues. DalinYebo's insight: We suggest that some of the furfural…Read more Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Bottles From Furfural

Bioplastics BOTTLES FROM FURFURAL Bioplastics PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is an alternate to PET and bio-PET for soft drink bottles, offering enhanced functionalities. Biobased PEF (polyethylene f... DalinYebo's insight: As with most furfural derivatives, the chemistry is not novel: FDCA was first obtained in 1876 and is derived from furoic acid, which was first described in…Read more Bottles From Furfural

Furfural – Past and Future

Furfural ("FF") family – Genealogy and promising next generation Furfural is the chemical precursor for furfuryl alcohol ("FA"), tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA), furoic acid, furfurylamine, methy... DalinYebo's insight: We feel passionate for the Furfural Family saga. Visit dalinyebo.com/masterkey See on bioplasticsnews.com via Scoop.it - Furfural and its many By-products