Oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp with polyoxometalates and laccase applying a novel multi-stage process
authors Gamelas, JAF; Tavares, APM; Evtuguin, DV; Xavier, AMB
nationality International
journal JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC
author keywords polyoxometalate; Keggin structure; laccase; oxygen delignification; bleaching; Kraft pulp
keywords ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN TECHNOLOGY; PHENOLIC-COMPOUNDS; ELECTRON-TRANSFER; HETEROPOLYANIONS; DELIGNIFICATION; OXIDATION; CATALYSIS; MANGANESE; K6SIW11O39MN(H2O); COMPLEXES
abstract A series of manganese substituted polyoxotungstates, [SiW11MnIII (H2O)O-39](5-) and [PW11MnIII (H2O)O-39](4-), and [[(SiW11VO40)-O-v](5-)]5- were applied as catalysts for the oxygen delignification of unbleached eucalypt kraft pulp with laccase of Trametes versicolor. Unlike to modest results obtained in the Laccase-Mediator System (LMS) at 45-60 degrees C (lignin oxidation and catalyst re-oxidation occurred at the same stage), a sustainable delignification with removal of about 50% of residual lignin was achieved with [SiW11MnIII(H2O)O-39](5-) and [(SiW11VO40)-O-v](5-) when the kraft pulp treatment was carried out with polyoxometalate at 110 degrees C (lignin oxidation stage) and with laccase at 45 degrees C (catalyst re-oxidation stage) in separate stages. The use of [PW11MnIII(H2O)O-39](4-) in this multi-stage process was limited by the low re-oxidation rate with laccase. The best selectivity on the pulp delignification was found with polyoxoanion [SiW11MnIII(H2O)O-39](5-), whereas [(SiW11VO40)-O-v](5-) was the most effective in the oxidative delignification. The influence of process factors on the POMs re-oxidation, such as the amount of laccase, oxygen pressure and temperature is discussed. UV-vis and V-51 NMR studies indicated that POMs maintained stable after redox turnovers during the pulp delignification. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
issn 1381-1177
year published 2005
volume 33
issue 3-6
beginning page 57
ending page 64
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.molcatb.2005.03.001
web of science category Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry, Physical
subject category Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry
unique article identifier WOS:000229773600001

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