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Research Project: New High-Value Biobased Materials with Applications Across Industry

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Green Chemistry and Green Materials from Plant Oils and Natural Acids

item Liu, Zengshe - Kevin
item KRAUS, GEORGE - Iowa State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/7/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: There is increasing awareness that materials and chemicals produced from fossil fuels are not sustainable, both in terms of the pollution caused by the extraction and production processes and the fact that there is only a finite supply of these fossil fuels. Today, there is a strong incentive to find new sources for chemicals and materials from materials that we know we can continue to generate. Plants are an important renewable raw material source of chemicals with many interesting properties as these chemical feedstocks are considered renewable rather than finite. This book covers the green chemistry from reaction media in the supercritical carbon dioxide (suCO2) to ultraviolet (UV) curing of polymers. Useful products from plant oils such as diesel additives and plasticizers, as well as their further applications, are described. This book is a valuable resource for researchers in academia and industry, biomass producers and suppliers and manufacturers of end-products.