In 1876, two researchers Rudolph and Heinzelmann, found traces of dehydromucic acid. The derivative came from using mucic acid and pouring concentrated hydrobromic acid upon it. The dehydromucic acid is the Furandicarboxylic acid or FDCA.
FDCA is a chemical compound that falls in the organic category. It represents two carboxylic groups that attach themselves with a central furan ring and is a creation that can follow the fusion of specific carbohydrates. According to the US Department of Energy, the chemical is one of those agents that are going to play a significant role in the “green” chemistry industry in later years. The chemical is a renewable building block and can substitute for PTA(terephthalic acid) while producing polyesters or any other form of polymers that hold constituents of the aromatic moiety. The r & d on the chemical continues to yield more results.