Conversion of lignin pyrolysis oil to cyclohexyl methyl ethers as a promising biomass-derived solvent

Author
Haseeb, Sohaib
Vanderveen, Jesse R.
Elamaldeniya, Devni
Harris, Jesse
Boniface, Kyle J.
Lee, Roland
Champagne, Pascale
Jessop, Philip G.
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Date
2021
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Abstract (summary)
A mixture of cyclohexyl methyl ethers was prepared from Kraft lignin pyrolysis oil for use as a biomass-derived aliphatic solvent. Using Kamlet–Taft solvatochromic parameters, it was determined that the solvent mixture is somewhat more basic and polar than cyclopentyl methyl ether. Neither the biomass-derived solvent nor pure cyclohexyl methyl ether formed any detectable peroxides in 12 weeks of exposure to air, even though THF formed peroxides rapidly under such conditions. This mixture can be used as a biomass-derived aliphatic ether solvent and as a potential replacement for THF, dioxane, ethyl acetate, acetone and 2-butanone.
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Sohaib Haseeb, Jesse R Vanderveen, Devni Elamaldeniya, Jesse Harris, Kyle J Boniface, Roland Lee, Pascale Champagne, Philip G Jessop. Conversion of lignin pyrolysis oil to cyclohexyl methyl ethers as a promising biomass-derived solvent. Green Chemistry, 2021, 23(6), 2457-2463. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC04215C
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English
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