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A bio-based renewable route to the commodity chemical Isobutyric Acid

Organization:University of Minnesota, Minnesota, US
I.P. Brief:We have devised a novel, renewable pathway to generate bio-based isobutyric acid, a valuable commodity chemical and building block for methacrylate (MAA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA). Using a synthetic metabolic pathway in microbes, high levels of isobutyric acid have been produced via fermentation of renewable sugar feed stocks.
Keywords:isobutyric acid, methyl methacrylate (MMA), methacrylate (MAA) microbe, bioconversion
Primary Industry:Advanced Materials/Chemical

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