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Keywords:

  • corn stover;
  • ionic liquids;
  • lignin;
  • liquid chromatography;
  • oligosaccharides
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Separation from bed, not board: Simulated moving bed chromatography, a continuous separation method, enables the nearly quantitative recovery of sugar products and ionic liquid solvent from chemical hydrolysates of biomass. The ensuing sugars support microbial growth, and the residual lignin from the process is intact.