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Hansen Solubility Parameters: A Tool for Solvent Selection for Organosolv Delignification

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Novo, Lisias P. [1] ; Curvelo, Antonio A. S. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Sao Carlos, Dept Engn Mat, Ave Joao Dagnone 1100, BR-13563120 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Ave Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, Caixa Postal 780, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; v. 58, n. 31, p. 14520-14527, AUG 7 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The high polysaccharide content of sugar cane bagasse associated with its availability makes it a promising source of fermentable sugars for the production of second-generation ethanol. In this context, the separation the macro components in the cell walls of sugar cane bagasse can be performed by organosolv processes. This research was carried out to study the effect of the solvents on the organosolv delignification of sugar cane bagasse by using Hansen's solubility parameters. Thus, a new and optimized sphere of solubility for sugar cane bagasse lignin was determined, with delta(D) = 21.42 MPa1/2, delta(P) = 8.57 MPa1/2, (delta(H) = 21.80 MPa1/2 and R-o = 13.56. It was observed that this new lignin sphere of solubility allowed a linear correlation between the solvent/solute distance and the delignification extent data (linear regression coefficient of 0.93856). These results indicate that the Hansen solubility parameters can be used as a tool for choosing the solvent for an effective delignification of lignocellulosic raw materials. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/07370-6 - Evaluation of cellulose nanocrystals obtained via acid-free hydrolysis (subcritical water) for application in polymer composites
Grantee:Lísias Pereira Novo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral