Project

Lignin valorization into innovative hydroxylated aromatics through a one-pot catalytic process using supported bimetallic nanoparticles boosted by the development of 2D liquid chromatography

Duration
01 October 2019 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Instrumental methods
    • Nanochemistry
    • Catalysis
Keywords
Lignin depolymerisation and demethylation Bimetallic nanoparticles 2D liquid chromatography Genetic modification of lignin
 
Project description

This project aims to valorise lignin, a renewable biopolymer from woody plants, by producing reactive bio-aromatic monomers and oligomers with a high functionality through a one-pot simultaneous reductive depolymerisation and demethylation using supported bimetallic nanoparticles. Additionally, a novel method for two dimensional liquid chromatography will be developed and the effect of genetic modification of the lignin feed will be studied.