Green Chemistry article in C&EN – Catalytic conversion of biomass using solvents derived from lignin

A recently published Green Chemistry article by Editorial Board member James Dumesic (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and colleagues has just been featured in the latest issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

The paper reports the  use of depolymerised lignin as a solvent in the conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose biomass fractions into high value platform chemicals and transportation fuels via a catalytic process.  The use of lignin-derived alkylphenols as solvents in this process (carried out in a biphasic reactor) minimized side-reactions in the aqueous phase and enabled recycling of the mineral acid catalysts. 

This article is free to access for 2 weeks!  Click on the link below to find out more…

Catalytic conversion of biomass using solvents derived from lignin, Pooya Azadi, Ronald Carrasquillo-Flores, Yomaira J. Pagán-Torres, Elif I. Gürbüz, Ramin Farnood and James A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1573-1576

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