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Iridium-catalysed primary alcohol oxidation and hydrogen shuttling for the depolymerisation of lignin

Lignin is a potentially abundant renewable resource for the production of aromatic chemicals, however its selective depolymerisation is challenging. Here, we report a new catalytic system for the depolymerisation of lignin to novel, non-phenolic monoaromatic products based on the selective β -O-4 primary alc

Authors:   Christopher S Lancefield; Lucas Teunissen; Bert Weckhuysen; Pieter C A Bruijnincx
Journal:   Green Chemistry
DOI:   10.1039/C8GC01366G
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