Isosorbide is an aliphatic diol with a hydroxyl group attached to each of two cis-oriented saturated furan rings. It appears as highly hygroscopic white flakes, soluble in water, alcohols and ketones. Isosorbide is manufactured from bio-based raw materials, which release glucose molecules to be hydrogenated to sorbitol. This sorbitol is in turn dehydrated to sorbitan, which is then further dehydrated to Isosorbide. Biodegradable and thermally stable, this chemical has been considered as a potential feedstock for the biochemical industry.
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