Application of mesoporous Al-MCM-48 material to the conversion of lignin

Hyung Won Lee, In Gu Lee, Sung Hoon Park, Jong Ki Jeon, Dong Jin Suh, Jinho Jung, Young Kwon Park

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Al-MCM-48 was applied to the catalytic pyrolysis of lignin for the first time. The pyrolysis reaction and in-situ product were analyzed by pyrolysis gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The main products of the non-catalytic pyrolysis of lignin were phenols. The use of Al-MCM-48 increased the production of light phenols considerably. The yields of high-value-added compounds, such as hydrocarbons and aromatics, were also increased by catalytic upgrading. Al-MCM-48 is believed to promote cracking, aromatization and deoxygenation, such as decarbonylation. On the other hand, Si-MCM-48, which has no acid sites, showed lower deoxygenation efficiency than Al-MCM-48. Al-MCM-48 could be regenerated by calcining in air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2990-2995
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Al-MCM-48
  • Biomass Component
  • Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis
  • Lignin


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