What is it about?
Lignin is difficult to breakdown under neutral conditions. This work demonstrates a technology to depolymerise lignin into selective products at room temperature and atmospheric pressure with ability to recycle the catalyst. The process does not generate any toxic waste and offers environmentally friendly way of creating useful chemicals.
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Why is it important?
The process does not create any toxic waste. It provides an economical way of making products from lignin.
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This page is a summary of: Isolation of phenolic monomers from kraft lignin using a magnetically recyclable TEMPO nanocatalyst, Green Chemistry, January 2019, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c8gc03304h.
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