Abstract:Lignin depolymerization through peroxide oxidation produces dicarboxylic acids (DCA), especially C 4 -DCA, like succinic acid. In this work, the effect of methoxy substituents on C 4 -DCA production using peroxide oxidation of lignin model compounds (p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, and syringic acid) and hardwood and softwood lignin samples was studied. It was concluded that methoxy substituents increased the reactivity toward peroxide oxidation. The succinic acid yield was higher for the model compounds… Show more
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