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A carefully selected compilation of the most relevant articles from the online edition of "ULLMANN's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry", this handbook contains a wealth of information on biological raw materials for use in the chemical industry, with information on availability, processes and products. The result is an up-to-date survey of industrial uses for various bio-based bulk chemicals, including fats and oils, sugars, wood products, chitin and gelatin.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Renewable Resources Biorefineries - Industrial Processes and Products Carbohydrates Carbohydrates as Organic Raw Materials Cellulose Cellulose Esters Cellulose Ethers Chitin and Chitosan Cork Drying Oils and Related Products Fats and Fatty Oils Gelatin Lignin Pulp Polysaccharides Resins, Natural Starch Tall Oil Turpentines Wood