Formation of Solvents in Clostridia

Authored by: Peter Dürre

Handbook on Clostridia

Print publication date:  March  2005
Online publication date:  March  2005

Print ISBN: 9780849316180
eBook ISBN: 9780203489819
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780203489819.ch30

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Abstract

The solvents acetone, butanol, and 2-propanol (isopropanol) are bulk chemicals of major industrial importance and used for synthesis of a variety of products (Table 30.1). Commercial production is performed nowadays by chemical processes.

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