Laser Micropyrolysis GC-MS of lignin

Paul Greenwood, J.D.H. Van Heemst, E.A. Guthrie, P.G. Hatcher

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    The potential for using lasers as a highly directional thermal source in analytical pyrolysis studies is further investigated by the laser micropyrolysis GC-MS analysis of lignin moieties. Two woods representative of the main types of lignin (i.e. gymnosperm/guaiacyl producing and angiosperm/syringyl and guaiacyl producing) were separately analysed by both laser micropyrolysis GC-MS and the longer used pyroprobe pyrolysis GC-MS. High levels of correlation were observed from the laser and pyroprobe pyrograms of both lignins. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-373
    JournalJournal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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