New examples of Xylochemistry

Since todays chemical infrastructure mostly relies on petroleum based raw materials, sustainable chemistry and utilization of biomass for chemical basic materials is a rising field in present-day chemical research. Contributing to the challenge of “greener” chemistry and to enhance the scope of products gained from wood as a renewable resource (Xylochemistry), we sought out to the development of novel syntheses of polyamides and indigo dyes as organic functional materials, emplyoing methods of “green chemistry”. Some examples of this work were now published in our recent article "Examples of Xylochemistry: Colorants and Polymers" in Green Chemistry.