Syringyl-type simple plant phenolics as mediating oxidants in laccase catalyzed degradation of lignocellulosic materials: model compound studies : 10th EWLP, Stockholm, Sweden, August 25-28, 2008

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    The utility of simple syringyl-type phenolics of plant origin and some common synthetic compounds were compared with regard to their ability to act as laccase mediators in the oxidation of non-phenolic lignin model compounds. It was demonstrated that syringyl-type phenols, especially acetosyringone and methyl syringate, were able to mediate the oxidation of substrates of high oxidation potential by a laccase with a low redox potential. A mediator dose around 10% showed good performance compared to the equimolar quantities needed when the synthetic compounds 1-hydroxybenzotriazole or N-hydroxyacetanilide were used.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHolzforschung : international journal of the biology, chemistry, physics and technology of wood
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)699-704
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 116 Chemical sciences

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