Chemical and Biological Engineering, NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
Research Focus Area
Biorenewables, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Renewable Energy
Journal or Book Title
Biobased chemicals will inevitably be an important part of a sustainable organic chemical industry. Current efforts in biobased chemicals are largely driven by opportunistic chemical product targets requiring complete technology development from feedstock to final product for a specific molecule. To enhance the development of biobased chemicals, it is important to create strategies that can be more systematic and can leverage advancements across multiple final products. Discussed here is the concept of bioprivileged molecules, which are chemical intermediates that have the potential to be efficiently converted into a range of product molecules that can both directly replace existing petrochemicals and are novel molecules that impart enhanced performance properties in end‐use applications.
Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Shanks, Brent H. and Broadbelt, Linda J., "A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Organic Chemicals Utilizing Bioprivileged Molecules" (2019). Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications. 372.