(198d) The Relation of Lignin Structural Properties and the Conversion Reactivity to Value-Added Chemicals

Authors: 
Ma, R., Washington State University
Zhang, X., Washington State University
Guo, M., Washington State University

Abstract Submission to Be Considered as an Oral Presentation at AICHE 2015Annual Meeting in T4A03 Chemical Conversion Processes in Forest/Plant Biorefineries

The Relation of Lignin Structural Properties and the Conversion Reactivity to Value-added Chemicals

Ruoshui Ma1, Mond Guo1, Vincent Hebert1, Jinwen Zhang1, Xiao Zhang1

  1. Washington State University, Richland, WA, 99354

Lignin is the largest nature source of renewable material with an aromatic skeleton. Converting lignin to low molecular weight aromatic and phenolic compounds (LMWPC), dicarboxylic acids (DCA), and quinones offers attractive opportunities to produce a range of high value products/chemicals.

In this presentation, we will report our current progress on characterization of several representative biorefinery lignins and investigating the relation between their structural properties and their conversion reactivity towards the value-added platform chemicals (e.g. LMWPC, DCA).

Presenting author: Ruoshui Ma, Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA, 99354

Contact: ruoshui.ma@email.wsu.edu