produce1 International Sugar Journal
Biobased products News 12 Aug 2015
E. coli metabolically engineered to produce 1,3-diaminopropane from sugar [Registered]
1,3-DAP is a three carbon diamine, which has a wide range of industrial applications including epoxy resin and cross-linking agents, as well as precursors for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and organic chemicals. It can also be polymerized with dicarboxylic acids to make polyamides (nylons) for use as engineering plastics, medical materials, and adhesives. Traditionally, 1,3-DAP is derived from petroleum-based processes. Researchers claim that they are the first to produce 1,3-DAP from plant sugar.
Raw sugar for March delivery settled at 19.82 cents/pound on January 18 after reaching a two-and-a-half-week high earlier in the session at 20.25 cents. The white sugar contract expiring in […]Read more …