Lignin depolymerisation strategies : towards valuable chemicals and fuels

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Author(s)

  • Chunping Xu
  • Rick Arneil D. Arancon
  • Jalel Labidi
  • Rafael Luque

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7485-7500
Journal / PublicationChemical Society Reviews
Volume43
Issue number22
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2014

Abstract

Research on lignin deconstruction has recently become the center of interest for scientists and companies worldwide, racing towards harvesting fossil-fuel like aromatic compounds which are so durably put together by plants as products of millions of years of evolution. The natural complexity and high stability of lignin bonds (also as an evolutionary adaptation by plants) makes lignin depolymerization a highly challenging task. Several efforts have been directed towards a more profound understanding of the structure and composition of lignin in order to devise pathways to break down the biopolymer into useful compounds. The present contribution aims to provide an overview of key advances in the field of lignin depolymerisation. Protocols and technologies will be discussed as well as critically evaluated in terms of possibilities and potential for further industrial implementation.

Research Area(s)

  • IONIC LIQUIDS, ORGANOSOLV LIGNIN, LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS, DEGRADATION KINETICS, RENEWABLE CHEMICALS, HYDROGENOLYSIS, CONVERSION, CATALYSTS, NICKEL, FRACTIONATION

Citation Format(s)

Lignin depolymerisation strategies : towards valuable chemicals and fuels. / Xu, Chunping; Arancon, Rick Arneil D.; Labidi, Jalel; Luque, Rafael.

In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 43, No. 22, 21.11.2014, p. 7485-7500.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)