Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass with renewable cholinium ionic liquids: Biomass fractionation, enzymatic digestion and ionic liquid reuse.

@article{An2015PretreatmentOL,
  title={Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass with renewable cholinium ionic liquids: Biomass fractionation, enzymatic digestion and ionic liquid reuse.},
  author={Yan-Xia An and Min-hua Zong and Hong Wu and Ning Li},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={192},
  pages={165-71}
}
Pretreatment of lignocelluloses is a key step in the biorefinery for production of biofuels and valuable platform chemicals. In this work, various lignocelluloses were pretreated using cholinium ionic liquids (ILs) that are wholly composed of biomaterials, and fractionated into carbohydrate-rich materials (CRMs) and lignin-rich materials (LRMs). Cholinium ILs were found to be effective pretreatment solvents for grass lignocelluloses as well as eucalyptus, resulting in significant improvements… CONTINUE READING