Authors: Serrano, L; Cecilia, JA; Garcia-Sancho, C; Garcia, A

Top. Curr. Chem.. vol: 377. page: 2365-0869.
Date: OCT. 2019.
Doi: 10.1007/s41061-019-0251-6.

Lignin, one of the main components of lignocellulosic biomass, is the largest renewable source of aromatics on the planet and presents an extraordinary opportunity for being used in the production of bio-based products. It can be transformed for the substitution of aromatic chemical-derived petrol as BTXs. The wide range of applications that it can be obtained from BTXs building blocks makes the selective depolymerization of lignin a great scientific challenge. This review emphasizes the different strategies for the fragmentation of lignin to monomers or aromatics hydrocarbons. Thus, a by-product traditionally discarded or used for energy generation, it could be valorized into high added-value products..