Chemicals from Lignin by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis, from Product Control to Reaction Mechanism
Keywords:Catalysis, Fast pyrolysis, Lignin, Radicals, Selectivity, Zeolite catalysis
AbstractConversion of lignin into renewable and value-added chemicals by thermal processes, especially pyrolysis, receives great attention. The products may serve as feedstock for chemicals and fuels and contribute to the development of a sustainable society. However, the application of lignin conversion is limited by the low selectivity from lignin to the desired products. The opportunities for catalysis to selectively convert lignin into useful chemicals by catalytic fast pyrolysis and our efforts to elucidate the mechanism of lignin pyrolysis are discussed. Possible research directions will be identified.
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Z. Ma, V. Custodis, P. Hemberger, C. Bährle, F. Vogel, G. Jeschk, J. A. van Bokhoven, Chimia 2015, 69, 597, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2015.597.
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