Journal Article

Sustainable Production of Fine Chemicals and Materials Using Nontoxic Renewable Sources

Anne Kokel and Béla Török

in Toxicological Sciences

Published on behalf of Society of Toxicology

Volume 161, issue 2, pages 214-224
Published in print February 2018 | ISSN: 1096-6080
Published online October 2017 | e-ISSN: 1096-0929 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfx214
Sustainable Production of Fine Chemicals and Materials Using Nontoxic Renewable Sources

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Abstract

Due to declining hydrocarbon resources and strengthening environmental regulations, significant attention is directed toward sustainable and nontoxic supplies for the development of green technologies in a variety of industries. This account provides an overview on the sources and recent applications of such materials surveying the most common nontoxic and renewable resources that can be obtained from biological sources. Developing a broad array of technologies based on these materials would establish a truly sustainable green chemical industry. The study thematically discusses various compound groups, eg, carbohydrates, proteins, and triglycerides (oils). Since often the monomers or building blocks of these biopolymers are of significant importance and produced in large amounts, the applications of these compounds are also reviewed.

Keywords: sustainable raw materials; carbohydrates; glucose; starch; cellulose; oils; glycerol; amino acids; proteins

Journal Article.  7845 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Toxicology ; Toxicology (Non-medical)

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