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Fatty Acids and their Derivatives as Renewable Platform Molecules for the Chemical Industry

Biermann, Ursula; Bornscheuer, Uwe T.; Feussner, Ivo; Meier, Michael A. R. 1,2; Metzger, Jürgen O.
1 Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Organische Chemie (IOC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin remain an important renewable feedstock for the chemical industry. Their industrial use has increased during the last 10 years from 31 to 51 million tonnes annually. Remarkable achievements made in the field of oleochemistry in this timeframe are summarized herein, including the reduction of fatty esters to ethers, the selective oxidation and oxidative cleavage of C–C double bonds, the synthesis of alkyl-branched fatty compounds, the isomerizing hydroformylation and alkoxycarboxylation, and olefin metathesis. The use of oleochemicals for the synthesis of a great variety of polymeric materials has increased tremendously, too. In addition to lipases and phospholipases, other enzymes have found their way into biocatalytic oleochemistry. Important achievements have also generated new oil qualities in existing crop plants or by using microorganisms optimized by metabolic engineering.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133206
Veröffentlicht am 22.05.2021
DOI: 10.1002/anie.202100778
Zitationen: 121
Web of Science
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Biologische und Chemische Systeme (IBCS)
Institut für Organische Chemie (IOC)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 06.09.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1433-7851, 0570-0833, 1521-3773
KITopen-ID: 1000133206
HGF-Programm 43.33.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Adaptive and Bioinstructive Materials Systems
Erschienen in Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 60
Heft 37
Seiten 20144-20165
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