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Biobased method to produce green phloroglucinol & Resorcinol

Posted by Christophe from Ouest ValorisationResponsive · Patents for licensing · France

Summary of the technology

This technology is about a PKSIII recombinant active production with a bacteria (E.Coli), which allows, by action on sugar or malonyl-CoA, a responsible production of phloroglucinol and resorcinol, with a minimum environmental impact versus highly polluting petrochemical ways.

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Description of the technology

Phloroglucinol and resorcinol are important chemicals for various applications.

Phloroglucinol is used as well as a reaction intermediate, a muscle relaxant or even an anti-oxidant. Resorcinol is used as an intermediate to produce diazo dyes, plasticizers and as an UV absorber in resins.

Conventional production of phloroglucinol and resorcinol is using petrochemistry (benzene) as a starting material.
On the top of coming from a non-renewable feedstock, benzene is carcinogenic and not that easy to use.

Brownalgaes do naturally produce phloroglucinol, in a rather small quantity.
Research team managed to identify PKSIII as being the enzyme responsible of phloroglucinol synthesis.

This technology is about a PKSIII recombinant active production with a bacteria (E.Coli), which allows, by action on sugar or malonyl-CoA, a responsible production of phloroglucinol and resorcinol, with a minimum environmental impact versus highly polluting petrochemical ways.

Potential application areas

  • Cosmetic industry
  • Adhesives - Resins
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Agri-food

Technology advantages

  • Biobased production process
  • Using less hasardnous precursors vs. petrochemical way
  • Fully renewable sourcing

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent
FR1158728

Technology Owner

Ouest Valorisation

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Additional information (attached documents)

Related keywords

  • Organic Substances
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry / Biophysics Technology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Bio- Composites
  • Biobased high-performance materials
  • Biobased Materials related to Industrial Biotechnology
  • Clean Production / Green Technologies
  • Care, Hygiene, Beauty, Cosmetics
  • Adhesives
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Products / Drugs
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Health and beautty aids, Cosmetics
  • Consumer related
  • Coatings and adhesives manufactures
  • Pharmaceuticals/fine chemicals
  • resins

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