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Roberts K.M.,Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group BRAG
Advanced Materials - TechConnect Briefs 2016 | Year: 2016

Current naming conventions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) adversely impact the commercialization of biobased chemicals derived from novel sources. Such chemicals cannot utilize an existing naming option, known as the Soap and Detergents Association nomenclature that allow names based on simple alkyl ranges. Instead, these new biobased chemicals must include their source as part of their identity and this source must also appear in the identities of downstream intermediates and products. The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) has been actively advocating for new approaches within the chemical naming conventions to address this disparity.

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