Liberation of cellulose from the lignin cage: A catalytic pretreatment method for the production of cellulosic ethanol

Maija Hakola, Anne Kallioinen, Marianna Kemell, Petro Lahtinen, Elina Lankinen, Markku Leskelä, Timo Repo (Corresponding Author), Tiina Riekkola, Matti Siika-aho, Jaana Uusitalo, Satu Vuorela, Niklas von Weymarn (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Catalytic pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials with a copper (II) phenanthroline catalyst is an efficient and selective method for the isolation of cellulose. The method loosens the wood matrix and liberates cellulose with high yields. The use of a catalyst, water as solvent, and oxygen as oxidant make this process a promising and sustainable method to obtain biofuels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1145
Number of pages4
JournalChemSusChem
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • biofuels
  • biomass
  • catalysis
  • hydrolysis
  • oxidation

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    Hakola, M., Kallioinen, A., Kemell, M., Lahtinen, P., Lankinen, E., Leskelä, M., Repo, T., Riekkola, T., Siika-aho, M., Uusitalo, J., Vuorela, S., & von Weymarn, N. (2010). Liberation of cellulose from the lignin cage: A catalytic pretreatment method for the production of cellulosic ethanol. ChemSusChem, 3(10), 1142-1145. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201000217