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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