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Nowadays, more attention is paid to the development of circular economy. A new chemical molecule glycolic acid can be used in many fields. Its appearance is a crystal with the dual properties of alcohol and acid. It decomposes when heated to the boiling point, and can be used for organic synthesis.
In 1893, the German chemist Emil Fischer combined fatty alcohols and glucose obtained from coconut or palm kernel oil and corn for the first time, thus creating a new category of substances: the alkylglycosides. It was to take almost one hundred years, however, to progress from simple laborato