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Catalytic depolymerisation of suberin rich biomass with precious metal catalysts

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Abstract

Hydrogenolysis of cork has been examined using a range of precious metal catalysts studying the effect of the support, added base and solvent used. The addition of a catalyst and a base resulted in a bio-oil increase of 9.3–158% compared to when no catalyst was used along with an increase in the lipid yield of 113–258%. The change in the solvent to 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran from the original dioxane solvent system allowed for a change to a “greener” solvent as well as an increased bio-oil yield from 11.5 wt% to 42.6 wt%, in the absence of a base.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic depolymerisation of suberin rich biomass with precious metal catalysts

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2018, accepted on 29 Apr 2018 and first published on 01 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00605A
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Catalytic depolymerisation of suberin rich biomass with precious metal catalysts

    C. S. McCallum, N. Strachan, S. C. Bennett, W. G. Forsythe, M. D. Garrett, C. Hardacre, K. Morgan and G. N. Sheldrake, Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00605A

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