P-M-BRC-92 Towards Oxidative Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignin and Lignin Model Compounds

Monday, June 3, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Justin Mobley, Nikhil Patil, Mark Crocker and Mark Meier, University of Kentucky, USA.
Compounds modeling the β-O-4 linkage in lignin were selectively targeted for catalytic oxidation of benzylic hydroxyl groups under mild conditions. The product ketone was then subjected to Baeyer-Villiger oxidation and hydrolysis, resulting in selective deconstruction of the lignin models.

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