Biomass fractionation and lignin fractionation towards lignin valorization

Jiayun Xu, Chenyu Li, Lin Dai*, Chunlin Xu, Yongda Zhong, Faxin Yu*, Chuanling Si*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lignin, as the most abundant aromatic biopolymer in nature, has attracted great attention due to the complexity and richness of its functional groups for value-added applications. The yield of production of lignin and the reactivity of prepared lignin are very important to guarantee the study and development of lignin-based chemicals and materials. Various fractionation techniques have been developed to obtain high yield and relatively high-purity lignin as well as carbohydrates (hemicelluloses and celluloses) and to reduce the condensed and degraded nature of conventional biorefinery lignin. Herein, novel and efficient biomass fractionation and lignin fractionation towards lignin valorization are summarized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4284-4295
Number of pages12
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • fractionation
  • lignin
  • lignocellulosic biomass
  • valorization
  • biorefineries


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