Catalytic hydrotreating of lignin with water-soluble molybdenum catalyst

Anja Oasmaa, Allan Johansson

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High yields (61% of the original lignin) of low molecular weight oil (84% of the oil eluted through GC) have been obtained by hydrotreating kraft pine lignin with a water-soluble molybdenum catalyst at 430 °C for 60 min. The main compounds in the product oil were phenols (8.7% of the original lignin), cyclohexanes (5.0%), benzenes (3.8%), naphthalenes (4.0%), and phenanthrenes (1.2%). The degree of hydrodeoxygenation was 98%. The quality (measured by GPC and GC) of the product was as good as when using more expensive solid NiMo-Cr2O3 catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426 - 429
JournalEnergy & Fuels
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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