Friday, June 15, 2012

Bio-based Sorbitol

  • As a bio-product, isosorbide is derived from glucosed via sorbitil by a double enzyme catalysed dehydration.
  • The biobased chemicals generally refers to large scale industrial chemicals that can be produced from processing (biorefining) renewable (plant-based) sources of  hydrocarbons.There is a wide range of existing biobased chemicals that include the oleochemical industry as well as specific products such as citric acid, sorbitol, ethanol, lactic acid and 1,3 propane diol.
  • The basic building blocks of petroleum-based chemicals can be produced indirectly from the synthetic gas of biomass gasification or its fermentation products, such as ethanol sorbitol, methanol and succinic acid.

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