OD07 Catalytic Lignin Depolymerization in the BioCore Project

Monday, June 6, 2011: 11:40 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jaap W. van Hal, Andre van Zomeren and Jelle Wildschut, Biomass, Coal and the Environment, The Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, Petten, Netherlands
Organosolv lignins were oxidatively depolymerized in acetic acid and formic acid/acetic acid mixtures.  The products were characterized with HP-SEC (High Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography).  A significant change in the molecular weight distribution was found as well as a significant effect of water.

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