Hyroxide Catalysts for Lignin Depolymerization

Gregg Beckham (Inventor), Jacob Kruger (Inventor), Stephen Chmely (Inventor), Matthew Sturgeon (Inventor), Mary Biddy (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Solid base catalysts and their use for the base-catalyzed depolymerization (BCD) of lignin to compounds such as aromatics are presented herein. Exemplary catalysts include layered double hydroxides (LDHs) as recyclable, heterogeneous catalysts for BCD of lignin.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number9,790,249 B2
Filing date17/10/17
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5100-70402


  • (BCD)
  • aromatics
  • base-catalyzed depolymerization
  • compounds
  • lignin


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