Male scientist seated at a laboratory bench, pipetting solution. Wearing eye protection, a white lab coat and blue gloves. Photo: University of Tasmania.

Research platform 2

Analysis of Biosolvent Process Samples

Levoglucosenone has been described as a “bio-privileged molecule” that can be efficiently converted to a diverse range of novel and drop-in chemical products, including dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene™). The recent construction and operation of Circa’s pyrolysis-based Furacell™ process to manufacture levoglucosenone/Cyrene™ within Norske Skog has catalysed the need for development of advanced analytical techniques for a better understanding of the chemical nature and structure of its derivatives and a diverse array of by-products and residues associated with its manufacture.

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Prof. Brett Paull

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