furfural


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fur·fu·ral

(fŭr'fyūr-ăl),
A colorless, aromatic, irritating fluid obtained in the distillation of bran with dilute sulfuric acid; used in the manufacture of medicinal agents.

furfural

/fur·fu·ral/ (fur´fu-ral) an aromatic compound from the distillation of bran, sawdust, etc., which irritates mucous membranes and causes photosensitivity and headaches.
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Global furfural market demand was 300 kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to reach 652.
When the biomass is not completely washed, it will enhance the formation of inhibitors such as furfural which affect to the cellulase action in hydrolysis of enzyme.
The most effective modifiers in terms of plasticizing activity are the ones modifiers on the basis of oxy phenol and furfural oligomer (C[?
Further, they can be dehydrated to a family of furanics, as shown in Figure 4, which include furfural, hydroxymethylfurfural, furandicarboxylic acid, and, through Diels Alder chemistry with ethylene, aromatics such as p-xylene and terephthalic acid.
To discover what genes the new strain expresses, or turns on, when it needs to cope with the problematical inhibitors, Liu and colleagues grew cells of both yeasts in their laboratory and exposed the cells to sublethal amounts of furfural and HMF.
Thereafter, the high content of xylose in the extracted hemicellulose was used for furfural production via the one-stage process.
Pretreatment is projected to be the most costly operation in the conversion of biomass to ethanol, representing about one-third of total processing costs, and it substantially affects upstream and downstream operations (for instance, if acetic acid or furfural build up and inhibit biomass degradation or fermentation).
The ninth section has listed withdrawal of specification for the food additives namely anisyl acetone, furfural and zeaxanthin rich extract from Tagetes erecta.
In acid hydrolysis the pentosans are readily converted to furfural which is toxic to yeast in the fermentation stage.
And a number of other byproducts can be captured and sold as well, including carbon dioxide, yeast for animal feed supplements and the industrial solvent furfural.
The ribose undergoes dehydration to form furfural, which reacts with orcinol and ferric chloride to form a green-colored product.
Exports of organic furfural, an alternative biofuel made from bagasse and other agricultural products, were at US$6.