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  • n. Any of four isomeric diols derived from butane

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  • When you think about commodity C4, as we've talked about, our butanediol, which is a work course of C4 chemical.

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  • Tom Witzel, BASF group vice president of European diols and polyalcohols, says, "A withdrawal from maleic anhydride production in Feluy would help us to focus on our core intermediates business," in vertically integrated value chains such as butanediol and its derivatives, and polyalcohols.

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  • The Germany-based company said high demand for the engineering plastic butanediol, largely used in the automotive sector, and coating agents such as polyalcohols is expected to continue for the rest of the year.

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  • The sustainable process utilizes little more than sugar and water to produce butanediol (BDO), which can be manufactured into everything from plastics and fibers to pharmaceuticals.

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  • The San Diego company has developed a manufacturing process in which it uses a micro-organism to turn sugar into butanediol, a chemical currently produced from petroleum and used in clothing such as spandex, cars and other consumer goods.

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  • San Diego-based scientists at Genomatica have developed the ability to manipulate bacteria into being useful to feed our societal lust for plastics, by producing “butanediol (BDO), a chemical compound used to make everything from spandex to car bumpers, thereby providing a more energy-efficient way of making it without oil or natural gas,” the article says.

    Genomatica Turns Bacteria Into Plastic

  • The sustainable process utilizes little more than sugar and water to produce butanediol BDO, which can be manufactured into everything from plastics and fibers to pharmaceuticals.

    Scientists Develop Plastic-Producing Bacteria | Inhabitat

  • GHB, as well as the other drugs targeted in Operation Web Slinger, GBL and 1,4 butanediol, they cause hallucinations, respiratory depression, coma and death.

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  • Palsson and coworkers have suggested that the raw materials and technology exist for basing a major fraction of the United States chemical industry on four biomass-derived fermentation products: ethanol, isopropanol, butanol, and 2,3 butanediol.

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  • Sipchem mainly attributed the profit rise to higher methanol and butanediol output, sales and prices.

    Saudi's Sipchem Q4 net profit more than doubles | Reuters

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