Pulp delignification with oxygen and copper(II)-polyimine complexes.

Ten Cu(II)-polyimine complexes were tested as potential catalysts in oxygen 14875-91-3 delignification of softwood kraft pulps. The ligands were chosen from the terpyridine and the phenanthroline families, including several neocuproines. One diamine-phenanthrene (daphen) was also investigated. The main purpose was to examine whether the presence of Me or Ph substituents would direct the oxidn. toward lignin. As a catalyst for comparison, unsubstituted 1,10-phenanthroline was selected, which is known to activate both delignification and carbohydrate degrdn. during oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp. The variation of ligands was aiming at the complex soly. and redox potential of the parameters. The expts. were performed on a mixt. of mech. pulp and fully bleached kraft pulps, a fully bleached pulp alone, and an industrial unbleached pulp. Concerning the oxygen activation in delignification of kraft pulp, 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline was as good as 1,10-phenanthroline, but appeared to be more selective, which resulted in a higher DPv of cellulose after treatment. This was interpreted by the structural similarities between the ligand and the kraft lignin and by a better stability of the intermediate complex with lignin. Two Cu(II)-phenanthroline derivs. complexes (4,7- and 5,6-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) were also identified as effective oxygen activators for the removal of native lignin. [on SciFinder(R)]


Pulp delignification with oxygen and copper(II)-polyimine complexes.
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Soumis le 12 avril 2018