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Chemistry and Industry of Forest Products ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 110-122.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0253-2417.2022.01.015

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Research Progress in Electrochemically Catalyzed Depolymerization of Lignin

Chunhui MA1(), Jifang ZHANG2, Wei LI1, Sha LUO2, Shouxin LIU2,*(), Jian LI1   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science & Technology(Northeast Forestry University), Ministry of Education, Harbin 150040, China
    2. College of Material Science and Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
  • Received:2020-10-30 Online:2022-02-28 Published:2022-03-11
  • Contact: Shouxin LIU E-mail:mchmchmchmch@163.com;liushouxin@126.com


In this article, the research progress of electrochemical technology of lignin depolymerization recently, including micro electrochemical expression of lignin depolymerization, types of catalysts, electrode materials and electrode mechanism of electrochemical reactor and other strategies, were reviewed. The frontier research of lignin depolymerization by electrochemical technology combined with ionic liquid catalysis system, biological enzyme catalysis system and photocatalysis technology were analyzed. The influences of electrode material and current density on electrocatalytic efficiency were summarized, and the challenges as well as the opportunities of the application of electrochemical technology were presented.

Key words: electrochemical, lignin depolymerization, organic compounds, electrode, reactors

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