• 20 APR 14


    Application FDCA has a large potential as a replacement for terephthalic acid, a widely used component in various polyesters, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutyleneterephthalate (PBT). PET has a market size approaching 4 billion lb/yr, and PBT is almost a billion lb/yr. The market value of PET polymers varies depending on the application, but is in the range of $1.00 – 3.00/lb for uses as films and thermoplastic engineering polymers. The versatility of FDCA is also seen in the number of derivatives available via relatively simple chemical transformations. Selective reduction can lead to partially hydrogenated products,such as 2,5-dihydroxymethylfuran, and fully hydrogenated materials, such as 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran. Both of these latter materials can serve as alcohol components in the production of new polyester, and their combination with FDCA would lead to a new family of completely biomass-derived products. Extension of these concepts to the production of new nylons, either through reaction of FDCA with diamines, or through the conversion of FDCA to 2,5-bis(aminomethyl)tetrahydrofuran could address a market of almost 9 billion lb/yr, with product values between $0.85 and 2.20/lb, depending on the application. FDCA can also serve as a starting material for the production of succinic acid, whose utility is elsewhere.

    But FDCA is more than PEF alone, and can be applied as chemical building block in a wide variety of industrial applications. In the graph we show FDCA’s enormous market potential.

    Synonyms 2,5-Furandicarbonsäure [German]; 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid; Acide 2,5-furanedicarboxylique [French]; Dehydromucic acid; Furan 2,5-dicarboxylic acid; Furan-2,5-dicarbonsaeure [German]; furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid; 2,5-Furandicarboxylate; Dehydromucate; Dehydroschleimsaeure; Furan 2,5-dicarboxylate; furan-2,5-dicarboxylate; Furane-a,a’-dicarboxylate; Furane-a,a’-dicarboxylic acid; 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid; Furan-2,5-Dicarboxylicacid; (1,5-Dimethylhexyl)hydrazine; 2,5-Dicarboxyfuran; 2,5-FDCA; 2,5-Furan dicarboxylic acid; 2,5-Furandicarboxylicacid; 2,5-furanedicarboxylic acid; Furan-2,5-dicarbonsaeure; Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid; Dehydromucic acid; Furane-2,5-dicarboxylic acid; Furane-α,α’-dicarboxylic acid; Furane-α,α’-dicarboxylic acid; Galactan

    CAS Number 3238-40-2 | Molecular Formula C6H4O5 | Molecular Weight 156.09 | EINECS 221-800-8 | MDL Number MFCD00016582

    SMILES O=C(O)c1oc(C(=O)O)cc1

    StdInChI InChI=1S/C6H4O5/c7-5(8)3-1-2-4(11-3)6(9)10/h1-2H,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)


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