FDCA (a.k.a. 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid) is an oxidized furan derivative. This organic compound has already been detected in human urine and blood plasma. It is commonly obtained as a white powder. It has the potential to replace fossil-based purified terephthalic acid (PTA) in the production of polyesters and other polymers containing an aromatic ring. The most promising application segment for FDCA is for the production of polyethylene furanoate (PEF). This polymer exhibits physical properties and applications similar to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and is produced by the use of FDCA, instead of PTA, in the PET-production process.
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