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Sucrose: A prospering and sustainable organic raw material.
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PMID:  21626746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sucrose (alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-fructofuranoside) is an inexpensive chemical produced by sugar cane and sugar beet cultivation. Chemical and/or biochemical transformations convert it into highly valuable synthetic intermediates such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), bioethylene, 1,2-propylene glycol and levulinic acid. Sucrose can also be converted into biodegradable polymers such as polyesters and polyurethanes, as well as into novel carbohydrates such as isomaltulose, trehalulose, inulin, levan, Neo-amylose, and dextran, highly valuable additives for food and cosmetics and materials for separation and purification technologies.
Siegfried Peters; Thomas Rose; Matthias Moser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in current chemistry     Volume:  294     ISSN:  0340-1022     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Curr Chem     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432204     Medline TA:  Top Curr Chem     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Siidzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Central Department Research, Development, Technological Services, Wormser Strasse 11, 67283 Obrigheim, Germany.
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