Application FCAD has developed a method for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose. FDME is a high-purity derivative of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), one of the 12 building blocks identified by the U.S. Department of Energy that can be converted into a number of high-value, bio-based chemicals or materials that can deliver high performance in a number of applications. It has long been sought-after and researched, but has not yet been available at commercial scale and at reasonable cost. The new FDME technology is a more efficient and simple process than traditional conversion approaches and results in higher yields, lower energy usage and lower capital expenditures.“This molecule is a game-changing platform technology. It will enable cost-efficient production of a variety of 100 percent renewable, high-performance chemicals and polymers with applications across a broad range of industries,” said spokesman of FDME.

One of the first polymers under development utilizing FDME is Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) which is a 100-percent renewable and recyclable polymer that, when used to make bottles and other beverage packages, substantially improves air-barrier properties compared to other polyesters. This makes PEF a great choice for customers in the beverage packaging industry looking to improve the shelf life of their products.

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“We are excited about the potential FDME has to help our customers reach new markets and develop better-performing products, all made from sustainable, bio-based starting materials.”FCAD is taking the initial step in the process of bringing FDME to market by moving forward on the scale-up phase of the project. FCAD’s subsidiary Watson International Ltd is planning a plant in China, which will provide potential customers with sufficient product quantities for testing and research.

Synonyms  2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester; 2,5-Furanedicarboxylate de diméthyle; Dimethyl 2,5-furandicarboxylate; Dimethyl-2,5-furandicarboxylat; 2,5-Bis(methoxycarbonyl)furan; 2,5-dimethyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate; Dimethyl Furan-2,5-dicarboxylate; dimethyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate; dimethylfuran-2,5-dicarboxylate; Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid dimethyl ester; methyl 5-(methoxycarbonyl)furan-2-carboxylate; FDME

CAS Number 4282-32-0 | Molecular Formula C8H8O5 | Molecular Weight 184.15 | MDL Number MFCD00092317

SMILES COC(=O)c1ccc(o1)C(=O)OC

StdInChI InChI=1S/C8H8O5/c1-11-7(9)5-3-4-6(13-5)8(10)12-2/h3-4H,1-2H3


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