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Yale Chemists Found Renewable Surfactants Firm

December 12, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science, Inc. (New Haven, CT) says it will use patent-pending technology developed by the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering to produce C-glycosides, a class of carbohydrate-based surfactants that overcomes the instability issues that limit wider adoption of carbohydrate-based surfactants in certain applications. Elm Street Ventures (New Haven) provided seed financing, and...

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