Biomass Sugars for Non-Fuel Applications Editors: Dmitry Murzin, Olga Simakova

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20 Nov 2015
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Biomass-derived sugars provide a rich, renewable feedstock for a diverse range of chemicals, making them a promising and feasible source for the sustainable manufacture of a variety of valuable products. Exploring green sugar-based technologies beyond their applications in fuels, this book provides an overview of sugar-based technologies, describing their challenges and opportunities. It covers transformations of sugars into green chemicals in pharmaceuticals, biodegradable polymers and surfactants. A special chapter is dedicated to the conversion of biomass into sugars, which is a crucial step in the sustainable utilization of sugars. The book is a valuable resource for chemists and chemical engineers working to develop greener synthetic routes to chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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Green Chemistry Series

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Dmitry Murzin is Chair of Chemical Technology at Åbo Akademi University. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the catalysis and chemical engineering fields, and is an elected member of the Societas Scientiarum Fennica and Svenska Tekniska Vetenskapsakademien i Finland science academies.

Olga Simakova works at Georgia Institute of Technology, where her research focus is on the development of biomass conversion into biofuels via low-temperature catalytic pyrolysis.