English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

New (and old) monomers from biorefineries to make polymer chemistry more sustainable

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons227951

Al-Naji,  Majd
Majd Al-Naji, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons1057

Antonietti,  Markus
Markus Antonietti, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

External Ressource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (public)

Article.pdf
(Publisher version), 2MB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Al-Naji, M., Schlaad, H., & Antonietti, M. (2021). New (and old) monomers from biorefineries to make polymer chemistry more sustainable. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 42(3): 2000485. doi:10.1002/marc.202000485.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-7067-7
Abstract
Abstract This opinion article describes recent approaches to use the “biorefinery” concept to lower the carbon footprint of typical mass polymers, by replacing parts of the fossil monomers with similar or even the same monomer made from regrowing dendritic biomass. Herein, the new and green catalytic synthetic routes are for lactic acid (LA), isosorbide (IS), 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), and p-xylene (pXL). Furthermore, the synthesis of two unconventional lignocellulosic biomass derivable monomers, i.e., α-methylene-γ-valerolactone (MeGVL) and levoglucosenol (LG), are presented. All those have the potential to enter in a cost-effective way, also the mass market and thereby recover lost areas for polymer materials. The differences of catalytic unit operations of the biorefinery are also discussed and the challenges that must be addressed along the synthesis path of each monomers.