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Researchers in US develop process to make chemical p-xylene from biomass

New method, with 97 percent yield, uses biomass as the feedstock to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics that is currently produced from petroleum

BS B2B Bureau  |  Massachusetts, USA 

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have developed a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics, from biomass. P-xylene is currently produced from petroleum. A team of chemical engineering researchers that includes Prof Wei Fan, and doctoral students Hong Je Cho and Vivek Vattipalli from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has developed a new method, which has a 97 percent yield and uses biomass as the feedstock.  The key to the new process, which builds on previous work by the research team, ...

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 12:27 IST
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New method, with 97 percent yield, uses biomass as the feedstock to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics that is currently produced from petroleum Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have developed a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics, from biomass. P-xylene is currently produced from petroleum. A team of chemical engineering researchers that includes Prof Wei Fan, and doctoral students Hong Je Cho and Vivek Vattipalli from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has developed a new method, which has a 97 percent yield and uses biomass as the feedstock.  The key to the new process, which builds on previous work by the research team, ... image
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Researchers in US develop process to make chemical p-xylene from biomass

New method, with 97 percent yield, uses biomass as the feedstock to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics that is currently produced from petroleum

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have developed a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics, from biomass. P-xylene is currently produced from petroleum. A team of chemical engineering researchers that includes Prof Wei Fan, and doctoral students Hong Je Cho and Vivek Vattipalli from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has developed a new method, which has a 97 percent yield and uses biomass as the feedstock.  The key to the new process, which builds on previous work by the research team, ...

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