Selective Ether/Ester C-O Cleavage of an Acetylated Lignin Model via Tandem Catalysis

Tracy L. Lohr, Zhi Li, Tobin J Marks

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Selective ether/ester C-O bond hydrogenolysis of an acetylated lignin model is achieved using a thermodynamically leveraged tandem catalytic strategy. Acetylation serves to (1) solubilize both lignin and lignin models and to (2) modify the reactivity of pendant hydroxy groups to promote more selective C-O cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7004-7007
Number of pages4
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2015



  • biomass
  • ester hydrogenolysis
  • ether hydrogenolysis
  • lignin
  • lignin models
  • tandem catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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