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Opportunities for the Use of Brazilian Biomass to Produce Renewable Chemicals and Materials

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Alarcon, Rafael T. [1] ; Lamb, Katie J. [2] ; Bannach, Gilbert [1] ; North, Michael [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Dept Chem, Sch Sci, BR-17033260 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ York, Dept Chem, Green Chem Ctr Excellence, York YO10 5DD, N Yorkshire - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: CHEMSUSCHEM; v. 14, n. 1, p. 169-188, JAN 7 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This Review highlights the principal crops of Brazil and how their harvest waste can be used in the chemicals and materials industries. The Review covers various plants; with grains, fruits, trees and nuts all being discussed. Native and adopted plants are included and studies on using these plants as a source of chemicals and materials for industrial applications, polymer synthesis, medicinal use and in chemical research are discussed. The main aim of the Review is to highlight the principal Brazilian agricultural resources; such as sugarcane, oranges and soybean, as well as secondary resources, such as andiroba brazil nut, buriti and others, which should be explored further for scientific and technological applications. Furthermore, vegetable oils, carbohydrates (starch, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignocellulose and pectin), flavones and essential oils are described as well as their potential applications. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/03460-6 - Structural modification of triglycerides aiming new monomers and polymers, using different synthetic routes: microwave irradiation and photopolymerization
Grantee:Rafael Turra Alarcon
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/08820-8 - Synthesis and characterization of biopolymers from vegetable oils and glycerol following the principles of green chemistry
Grantee:Gilbert Bannach
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/11493-4 - Chemical modification of Brazilian vegetable oils from macaw and baru nuts to find new monomers and polymers using maleinization, epoxidation, and carbonation syntheses
Grantee:Rafael Turra Alarcon
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate