Cellulose – Hemicelluloses – Lignin – Wood Extractives
Editor-in-Chief: Salmén, Lennart
Editorial Board: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Burgert, Ingo / Rio, Jose C. / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Laine, Christiane / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Potthast, Antje / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Takano, Toshiyuki / Tamminen, Tarja / Theliander, Hans / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi
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The conversion of different types of lignin to monophenolic compounds has been studied between 500 and 650 K, under typical coal liquefaction conditions using 9,10-dihydroanthracene (AnH2) and 7H-benz[de]anthracene (BzH) as the hydrogen-donor solvents. The yield of phenolic compounds was found to increase with the capacity of the hydrogen donor. The application of a polar cosolvent appeared to be beneficial as well. The differences in product distribution could be related to the origin of lignin. The maximum yield amounted to 11 % after 4 h at 625 K using milled wood lignin in AnH2. It has been found that lignin itself is a hydrogen-donating substance and capable of cleaving aromatic ketones such as α-phenoxyacetophenone.
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