Product Description

FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) is a raw material whose commercial applications include surfactants, epoxy resins, and the next-gen polymer PEF (polyethylene furanoate). Cost-effectively produced from CMF, Origin FDCA enables the production of many novel products with a carbon-negative footprint, since its raw material is derived from sustainable wood residues using the Origin process, rather than fossil resources.

PEF, a high-performance polymer often compared with PET, has applications in next-generation packaging, with the potential to replace glass and aluminum. Compared with PET, PEF can offer equal performance in optical clarity, oxygen barrier, and recyclability. Compared with glass and aluminum, PEF can offer superior break protection and light-weighting for shipping at a fraction of the cost, making it especially suited for sensitive products like protein shakes, teas, and more.

Product Benefits

  • Cost-competitive with fossil-based FDCA and other bio-based processes like sugar fermentation

  • FDCA is the precursor to PEF, a next-gen polymer. PEF benefits can include equal performance in optical clarity, oxygen barrier, and recyclability compared with PET, as well as superior break protection and light-weighting for shipping compared with glass and aluminum, at a fraction of the cost

  • Supports circular economy vision with key added benefit of a significantly reduced carbon footprint and potential for degradability

  • 100% bio-content

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FDCA (Furandicarboxylic Acid)

Product Information

  • Chemical Formula: C6H4O5

  • IUPAC Name: Furan-2,5-Dicarboxylic Acid

  • CAS Number: 3238-40-2

  • EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances): 221-800-8

  • EPA Substance Registry System: 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid


  • Molecular Weight: 156.09 g/mol

  • Melting Point: > 250 °C (> 482 °C) –OECD; Test Guideline 102 – Decomposes on Heating

  • Color: White

  • Water Solubility: 0.899 g/L at 20 °C (68 °F) – Partly Soluble

  • SMILES String (Simplified Molecular-Input Line-Entry System: Molecular Structure): C1=C(OC(=C1)C(=O)O)C(=O)O

  • InChI: 1S/C6H4O5/c7-5(8)3-1-2-4(11-3)6(9)10/h1-2H,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)

Alternative Product Names

Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylate, Dehydromucic acid, Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid, 238F402, AR-360/40225989, Q-102496, Q4596798, 1-BOC-3-([(4-TRIFLUOROMETHYL-PHENYL)-AMINO]-METHYL)-AZETIDINE, Furane-alpha,alpha'-dicarboxylic acid, Furan-2,5-Dicarboxylicacid, 2,5 furan dicarboxylic acid, Furan 2,5-dicarboxylic acid, UNII-73C4JJ695C, 73C4JJ695C, Furane-.alpha.,.alpha.'-dicarboxylic acid, furan-2,5-dicarbonsaeure, Dehydromucate, Dehydroschleimsaeure, 7FN, EINECS 221-800-8, NSC 40740, Furan 2,5-dicarboxylate, Furane-a,a'-dicarboxylate, EC-000.1599, EC 221-800-8, ACMC-1CP62, 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid, SCHEMBL38726, Furane-a,a'-dicarboxylic acid, DTXSID0062927, CHEBI:84212, 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid, 97%, ACT08403, ALBB-012840, BCP16192, NSC40740, ZINC1672226, ANW-27340, BBL037231, GEO-01437, NSC-40740, s6320, SBB053079, STL508281, AKOS005169851, CS-W002105, HY-W002105, LS20458, MCULE-8609542573PS-8853, AC-22967, AK-44620, AT-24241, SY016939, DB-005878, DB-019177, A5809, AM20090470, F0710, FT-0600520, ST45028095, V1447, A-1793, C20450, 3238-40-2, Dehydromucic acid, 2,5-Furandicarboxylicacid, MFCD00016582

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