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2-methyloxolane (2-MeOx) as sustainable lipophilic solvent to substitute hexane for green extraction of natural products

Scientific review: Properties, applications, perspectives

Today the world food security depends on hexane, a petrochemical compound. No alternative exists to maximize the oil recovery, produce well defatted high stability protein meal and make the most out of our valuable agricultural resources. Tomorrow, the 2-MeOx will allow to keep all the hexane technical advantages with additional safety and sustainability.

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