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August 5, 2010
Chemistry Assistant Professor PJ Alaimo and undergraduate student Amanda Marshall ('09) co-authored an article on a topic of importance to sustainability in the chemical industry, namely the use of plant biomass (rather than petroleum resources) for the production of common chemicals and materials. Although much progress has been made recently toward the conversion of plant biomass into chemicals like ethanol for use as an alternative fuel, Alaimo chose to focus this article on molecular targets that hold great opportunities for development because of their high use and the technical and scientific challenges associated with their production from alternative resources that are abundant, inexpensive and renewable. The article was published in Chemistry, A European Journal.
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