Mechanocatalytic Deconstruction of Cellulose: An Emerging Entry into Biorefinery

Authors

  • Dr. Qinghua Zhang,

    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. François Jérôme

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    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
    • Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)

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Abstract

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Deconstructing cellulose: This highlight presents an emerging concept dealing with the mechanocatalytic deconstruction of biopolymers including cellulose, lignin, and lignocellulosic biomass. This dry treatment of biomass is expected to open new horizons in the field of biomass processing. In particular, mechanocatalysis is now considered as a promising entry into biorefinery.

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