Fractionation of ‘water-soluble lignocellulose’ into C5/C6 sugars and sulfur-free lignins

@article{Kldstrm2014FractionationO,
  title={Fractionation of ‘water-soluble lignocellulose’ into C5/C6 sugars and sulfur-free lignins},
  author={Mats K{\"a}ldstr{\"o}m and Niklas Meine and Christophe Far{\'e}s and Roberto Rinaldi and Ferdi Sch{\"u}th},
  journal={Green Chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={2454-2462}
}
Recently, we demonstrated the mechanocatalytic depolymerization of lignocellulosic substrates as a powerful methodology that fully converts lignocellulosic substrates into ‘water-soluble lignocellulose’. We now show that the saccharification of the aqueous solution of depolymerized beechwood, pinewood and sugarcane bagasse (at 140 °C for 1 h) produces a high yield of sugars (e.g. 88–92% glucose, 3.5–8% glucose dimers and 93–98% xylose relative to the glucan and xylan fractions, respectively… 

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