levulinic acid

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levulinic acid

[¦lev·yə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COCH2CH2COOH Crystalline compound forming plates or leaflets that melt at 37°C; freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform; used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubber, and synthetic fibers.
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In turkey breast, 1% sodium levulinate prevented bacterial growth for up to six weeks, while levels of 2% and 3% prevented growth for 12 weeks.
SucreSource has successfully piloted over 15 products such as biobutanol, ethanol, ethyl levulinate, esters, acetates, xylitol, sorbitol, citric acid and many others.
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Incitor's technology will allow biofuel production at about $2/gallon and also reduces the production cost of important industrial chemicals such as levulinates, formates, and proprionates by about 80%.