Depolymerization of Cellulose Assisted by a Nonthermal Atmospheric Plasma

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  • Maud Benoit,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Anthony Rodrigues,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Qinghua Zhang,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Elodie Fourré,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Jean-Michel Tatibouët,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. François Jérôme

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
    • Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, CNRS/Université de Poitiers/ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • We are grateful to the CNRS, the French Ministry of Research and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-09-CP2D-18-01) for their financial support.

Abstract

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Biomass breakdown: The reactivity of recalcitrant cellulose towards hydrolysis is enhanced by pretreatment with a nonthermal atmospheric plasma. Glucose was produced in up to 25 wt % yield from microcrystalline cellulose and α-cellulose (see picture). This technology is also applicable to the deconstruction of starch and inulin.

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