Transition metal (Ti, Mo, Nb, W) nitride catalysts for lignin depolymerisation

L. Chen, T.I. Koranyi, E.J.M. Hensen

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Metal nitrides are promising catalysts for depolymerisation of lignin in supercritical ethanol; cheap and abundant titanium nitride affords an aromatic monomer yield of 19 wt% from soda lignin. The reaction mechanism is discussed on the basis of the products and a guaiacol model compound study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9375-9378
JournalChemical Communications, ChemComm
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016


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