Lignin Depolymerization to BTXs

  • Luis SerranoEmail author
  • Juan Antonio Cecilia
  • Cristina García‑Sancho
  • Araceli García
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry Collections book series (TCCC)


Lignin, one of the main components of lignocellulosic biomass, is the largest renewable source of aromatics on the planet and presents an extraordinary opportunity for being used in the production of bio-based products. It can be transformed for the substitution of aromatic chemical-derived petrol as BTXs. The wide range of applications that it can be obtained from BTXs building blocks makes the selective depolymerization of lignin a great scientific challenge. This review emphasizes the different strategies for the fragmentation of lignin to monomers or aromatics hydrocarbons. Thus, a by-product traditionally discarded or used for energy generation, it could be valorized into high added-value products.


Lignin Depolymerization BTXs Catalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Química Inorgánica e Ingeniería QuímicaUniversidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie CurieCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía (Unidad Asociada al ICP‑CSIC), Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de Málaga, Campus de TeatinosMálagaSpain
  3. 3.NANOVAL FQM‑383 Research Group, Departamento de Química OrgánicaUniversidad de CórdobaCórdobaSpain

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