Advances in Versatile Nanoscale Catalyst for the Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of Lignin

Xu Du, Haichuan Zhang, Shiyu Fu, Yulin Deng

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Abstract

In the past five years, biomass derived-biofuel and biochemicals were widely studied both in academia and industry as a promising alternative to petroleum. In this review article, the latest progress of the synthesis and fabrication of porous nano-catalysts that are used in catalytic transformations involving hydrogenolysis of lignin is reviewed in terms of their textural property, catalytic activity, and stability. A particular emphasis is dedicated to the catalyst design for the hydrogenolysis of lignin and/or lignin model compounds. Furthermore, the effects of different supports on the lignin hydrogenolysis/hydrogenation are discussed in detail. Finally, the challenges and future opportunities of lignin hydrogenolysis over nanomaterials supported catalysts are also presented.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2268-2294
Number of pages27
JournalChemSusChem
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2800-79700

Keywords

  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenolysis/hydrogenation
  • lignin
  • lignocellulose
  • nanoscale catalysts
  • reductive catalytic fractionation

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