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Lygos and Sirrus partner to produce biobased methylene malonates from sugar [Registered]

The biotech start-up Lygos Inc. and chemical manufacturer Sirrus Inc. recently announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its Chemilian 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos’ bio-derived diethyl malonate (bio-DEM). This marks the first known synthesis and purification of this breakthrough class of monomers using biobased malonate esters at laboratory scale.…

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