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Natural products as biofuels and bio-based chemicals: fatty acids and isoprenoids

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Covering: 2005 to 2015

Although natural products are best known for their use in medicine and agriculture, a number of fatty acid-derived and isoprenoid natural products are being developed for use as renewable biofuels and bio-based chemicals. This review summarizes recent work on fatty acid-derived compounds (fatty acid alkyl esters, fatty alcohols, medium- and short-chain methyl ketones, alkanes, α-olefins, and long-chain internal alkenes) and isoprenoids, including hemiterpenes (e.g., isoprene and isopentanol), monoterpenes (e.g., limonene), and sesquiterpenes (e.g., farnesene and bisabolene).

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The article was received on 02 Jun 2015 and first published on 28 Jul 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00068H
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2015,32, 1508-1526

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    Natural products as biofuels and bio-based chemicals: fatty acids and isoprenoids

    H. R. Beller, T. S. Lee and L. Katz, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2015, 32, 1508
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00068H

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