A Review of the Biotechnological Production of Methacrylic Acid.

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Journal Article (Review)

Industrial biotechnology can lead to new routes and potentially to more sustainable production of numerous chemicals. We review the potential of biobased routes from sugars to the large volume commodity, methacrylic acid, involving fermentation based bioprocesses. We cover the key progress over the past decade on direct and indirect fermentation based routes to methacrylic acid including both academic as well as patent literature. Finally, we take a critical look at the potential of biobased routes to methacrylic acid in comparison with both incumbent as well as newer greener petrochemical based processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lebeau, J; Efromson, JP; Lynch, MD

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 207 -

PubMed ID

  • 32266236

Pubmed Central ID

  • 32266236

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2296-4185

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2296-4185

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00207

Language

  • eng