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International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

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Volume 55, Issue 6 (Nov 2001)


Delignification Mechanism during High-Boiling Solvent Pulping. Part 1. Reaction of Guaiacylglycerol-β-Guaiacyl Ether

T. Kishimoto / Y. Sano
Published Online: 2005-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2001.100


A phenolic β-O-4 type lignin model compound, guaiacylglycerol-β-guaiacyl ether (1) was treated with 70 wt% aq 1,3-butanediol solution at 160–200°C to investigate the delignification mechanism under HBS (high-boiling solvent) pulping conditions. The following compounds were identified from the reaction products by use of GC-MS: guaiacol (2), coniferyl alcohol (3), γ-etherified coniferyl alcohols (4) and α-etherified guaiacylglycerol-β-guaiacyl ethers (5), but acidolysis products, such as Hibbert's ketones were not detected. These results strongly suggest that the phenolic β-O-4 linkage was cleaved homolytically under HBS pulping conditions. The cleavage of β-ether exhibited a pseudo first-order rate behavior. The pseudo first-order rate constants were as follows: k = 0.94 × 10−2 min−1 at 160 °C; k = 1.97 × 10−2 min−1 at 170°C; k = 3.22 × 10−2 min−1 at 180 °C; k = 9.76 x 10−2 min−1 at 200 °C. The activation energy was 98.3 kJmol−1. The formation of higher molecular weight compounds was confirmed by GPC. It is highly probable that the oligomeric products were derived from the recombination of phenoxy radicals formed by homolysis of the β-aryl ether.

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Published Online: 2005-06-01

Published in Print: 2001-11-06

Citation Information: Holzforschung, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2001.100.

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