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Editor: David Smith; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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October 22, 2016

VIP: Catalytic Upstream Biorefining through Hydrogen Transfer Reactions: Understanding the Process from the Pulp Perspective

Dr. Paola Ferrini, Dr. Camila A. Rezende and Dr. Roberto Rinaldi

Catalytic Upstream Biorefining through Hydrogen Transfer Reactions: Understanding the Process from the Pulp Perspective

Union is strength: In catalytic upstream biorefining (CUB), the action of Raney Ni is limited to the species leached from the plant tissue into the liquor. Nevertheless, the substantial changes in the liquor composition (through the decomposition of carboxylic acids and H-transfer reductive processes on the lignin fragments) have major implications for the pulp composition, degree of polymerization, and morphology.

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