Lygos Inc., and Sirrus Inc. jointly announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its ChemilianTM 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos’ “bio-DEM.” This reportedly marks the first known synthesis and purification of this class of monomers using bio-based malonate esters at laboratory scale. The Sirrus class of monomers presents a broad range of unique properties for various industries that the company believes may drive large volume demand for bio-derived malonate esters.

“Our success in synthesizing methylene malonates from Lygos' renewable bio-DEM demonstrates our belief that a renewable supply chain will be valued by our partners and customers,” said Sirrus CEO Jeff Uhrig. “We are excited about working with Lygos to build on this success with pilot scale testing that, if successful, could lead to renewable product introduction in 2017.”

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