Cleavage of C-O bonds in lignin model compounds catalyzed by methyldioxorhenium in homogeneous phase.


Methyldioxorhenium (MDO)-catalyzed C-O bond cleavage of a variety of lignin β-O-4-model compounds yields phenolic and aldehydic compounds in homogeneous phase under mild reaction conditions. MDO is in situ generated by reduction of methyltrioxorhenium (MTO) and is remarkably stable under the applied reaction conditions allowing its reuse for least five… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300918


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