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Molecules 2008, 13(12), 3129-3139; doi:10.3390/molecules13123129
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Photodegradation of Acidolysis Lignin from BCMP

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Received: 11 November 2008; in revised form: 19 November 2008 / Accepted: 3 December 2008 / Published: 15 December 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenolics and Polyphenolics)
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Abstract: A mild acidic dioxane extraction method was employed to isolate lignin from hardwood bleached chemimechanical pulp (BCMP). The isolated lignin was then purified and undergone elemental analysis. To study the photodegradation behavior, the lignin samples were impregnated onto the Whatman filter papers and irradiated with UV light for various periods. The photolyzed lignin was then recovered and analyzed by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. Phenylpropane-based formula (C9) of CMP pulp lignin and the photolyzed samples were then established with elemental analysis and 1H-NMR spectroscopy data. The results indicated that the benzaldehyde and benzoic acid type compounds were the main photodegradation products of BCMP lignin. The lignin photodegradation probably involved the degradation of phenylcoumaran units. Irradiation also increased the phenolic hydroxyl group content and decreased that of methoxyl groups, due to demethoxylation. The degrees of aromatic ring condensation were increased upon continuing the irradiation time, which imples the formation of condensed structures in photolyzed lignin.
Keywords: Lignin; Photodegradation; BCMP; 1H-NMR Lignin; Photodegradation; BCMP; 1H-NMR
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Azadfallah, M.; Mirshokraei, S.A.; Latibari, A.J. Photodegradation of Acidolysis Lignin from BCMP. Molecules 2008, 13, 3129-3139.

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Azadfallah M, Mirshokraei SA, Latibari AJ. Photodegradation of Acidolysis Lignin from BCMP. Molecules. 2008; 13(12):3129-3139.

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Azadfallah, Mohammad; Mirshokraei, Seyed A.; Latibari, Ahmad J. 2008. "Photodegradation of Acidolysis Lignin from BCMP." Molecules 13, no. 12: 3129-3139.


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