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Downstream Processing Strategies for Lignin-First Biorefinery

Sun, Z., Cheng, J., Wang, D., Yuan, T-Q., Song, G. & Barta, K., 7-Oct-2020, In : Chemsuschem. 13, 19, p. 5199-5212 15 p.

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  • Zhuohua Sun
  • Jinling Cheng
  • Dingsheng Wang
  • Tong-Qi Yuan
  • Guoyong Song
  • Katalin Barta

The lignin-first strategy has emerged as one of the most powerful approaches for generating novel platform chemicals from lignin by efficient depolymerization of native lignin. Because of the emergence of this novel depolymerization method and the definition of viable platform chemicals, future focus will soon shift towards innovative downstream processing strategies. Very recently, many interesting approaches have emerged that describe the production of valuable products across the whole value chain, including bulk and fine chemical building blocks, and several concrete examples have been developed for the production of polymers, pharmaceutically relevant compounds, or fuels. This Minireview provides an overview of these recent advances. After a short summary of catalytic systems for obtaining aromatic monomers, a comprehensive discussion on their separation and applications is given. This Minireview will fill the gap in biorefinery between deriving high yields of lignin monomers and tapping into their potential for making valuable consumer products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5199-5212
Number of pages15
JournalChemsuschem
Volume13
Issue number19
Early online date3-Aug-2020
Publication statusPublished - 7-Oct-2020
Externally publishedYes

    Keywords

  • lignin, biomass valorization, catalysis, biorefinery, depolymerization, CATALYTIC REDUCTIVE FRACTIONATION, LIGNOCELLULOSE FRACTIONATION, SHAPE SELECTIVITY, AROMATIC-AMINES, WOODY BIOMASS, BISPHENOL-A, CONVERSION, CHEMICALS, DEPOLYMERIZATION, MONOMERS

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