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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Slininger, Gorsich and Liu (2009) observed that in a medium containing xylose, as the only carbon source, there was an increase in yeast resistance to furfural and hydroxymethyl furfural exposure.
Acetic acid and furfural content increased from 38.
The method, the details of which are published in the journal 'Food Chemistry', includes assessments of various physical and chemical parameters, such as colour, fluorescence and the relationship between the concentrations analysed and compounds indicators such as furfural.
Improvement on the catalytic performance of MgZr mixed oxides for furfural acetone aldol condensation by supporting on mesoporous carbons.
A hidrolise/despolimerizagao catalitica de lignocelulose converte a celulose e a hemicelulose em pequenos oligomeros e agucares, assim como em derivados de furfural, enquanto a lignina precipita e e separada da mistura.
As part of the company's project to upgrade the existing furfural extraction unit to use N - Methyl - 2 Pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent to increase raffinate unit feed rate to reduce solvent consumption with Enppi nominated as appointed as engineering contractor, the company is inviting international offers to four relevant bid packages.
pentosaceus was able to metabolize 5hydroxymethyl furfural and furfural up to concentrations of 1 and 0.
Analitos identificados neste experimento como 2 e 3-metilbutanal, 2-metil-, 2-etil- e 2-pentilfurano, furfural foram tambem reportados em estudos realizados por MADRUGA et al.