LIGNIN PROCESSING

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0275215 A1
Application Date: Sep. 28th, 2017

ABSTRACT

A method of depolymerising a lignin includes oxidising the lignin to provide an oxidised lignin wherein benzylic —OH of β-O-4 linkages have been converted to carbonyl. The oxidised lignin is...
Application Number:
15/504,788
International Classification:
C07B 41/06 (20060101); C07B 41/02 (20060101); C07C 39/10 (20060101); C07G 1/00 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1-28. (canceled)

DESCRIPTION

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to the processing of lignin to provide useful small molecules.
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