Team Find High-Yield Path to Making Xylene from Biomass

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 16:00 in Physics & Chemistry

A team of chemical engineers led by Paul J. Dauenhauer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a new, high-yield method of making the key ingredient used to make plastic bottles from biomass. The process currently creates the chemical p-xylene with an efficient yield of 75-percent.

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