Menetelmä ligniinin poistamiseksi lignoselluloosapitoisesta raaka-aineesta

Translated title of the contribution: Method of delignifying wood

Atte Mikkelson (Inventor), Juha Maijala (Inventor), Jaakko Hiltunen (Inventor)

Research output: PatentPatent


A method of delignifying a lignocellulosic raw-material, which contains lignin with a benzylic ring structure. The method comprises carboxylating at least a part of the benzylic ring structure by contacting the raw material at anhydrous conditions withcarbon dioxide which is maintained in supercriticalconditionto formbenzylic carboxylates. The benzylic carboxylate are leached out in an aqueous medium to remove at least a part of the lignin. The present process can be used as a pre-treatment for producing fine mechanical pulp, or producing cellulose. The new method is environmentally-friendlyin the respect that no sulphur is used, water consumption is small and there might be a reduced need for use of bleaching chemicals.
Original languageFinnish
Patent numberFI122974 B
IPCD21C 3/00
Priority date28/12/07
Filing date28/12/07
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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Mikkelson, A., Maijala, J., & Hiltunen, J. (2012). IPC No. D21C 3/00. Menetelmä ligniinin poistamiseksi lignoselluloosapitoisesta raaka-aineesta. (Patent No. FI122974 B).