Bioresour Technol 2021 Apr 12;326:124696. Epub 2021 Jan 12.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, Center for Renewable Carbon, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; UTK-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Science, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA. Electronic address:
Herein, we established a novel deep eutectic solvent (DES) using lignin-derived guaiacol as hydrogen bond donor (HBD). The sole ChCl/guaiacol system was found to be inefficient for the fractionation of wheat straw (WS), while the incorporation of trace AlCl significantly facilitated the degradation of hemicellulose and lignin, resulting in a complete enzymatic digestibility of the pretreated WS. Further, this study revealed that the DES-degraded lignin was readily precipitated during the washing process, and thus hindered the enzymatic hydrolysis of poplar and bamboo (with hydrolysis yield of 42. Read More