Characterization of Photo-Yellowing Trigger Compounds Repressing Paper Recyclability of Eucalyptus globulus by Pyrolysis-GC/MS

  • Teruyuki Seino
  • Aki Yoshioka
  • Mitsuo Takai
  • Yasuo Kojima
  • Yukiko Ishikura
  • Toshihiro Ona
  • Yasuyuki Ishida
  • Hajime Ohtani
  • Shin Tsuge
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Aucalyptus is a widely utilized species in tree plantation, especially intended for pulp production [1]. E. globulus is one of the fast growing species in tempertae zone with a rotation period of 8–10 years [2]. We have reported that chemithermomechanical pulp (CTMP) paper prepared from several individuals of E. globulus showed high brightness (about 70% ISO) with more than 85% pulp yield [3]. To construct an effective carbon loop, higher paper recycling rate is preferable. The degree of photo-yellowing is crucial for recycling in CTMP paper because it determines requirement amount of bleaching agents. The photo-yellowing mechanism is proposed in which the photochemical reaction of lignin in pulp may lead to the formation of quinone species via intermediates of phenoxy radicals, which are produced through photoexcitation of the carbonyl groups involved in lignin (Scheme 1) [4].


Methoxyl Group Eucalyptus Globulus Phenoxy Radical Bleaching Agent Pulp Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teruyuki Seino
    • 1
  • Aki Yoshioka
    • 2
  • Mitsuo Takai
    • 2
  • Yasuo Kojima
    • 3
  • Yukiko Ishikura
    • 4
  • Toshihiro Ona
    • 5
  • Yasuyuki Ishida
    • 6
  • Hajime Ohtani
    • 7
  • Shin Tsuge
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Management TechnologyTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Forest Science Graduate School of AgricultureHokkaido UniversitySapporo, HokkaidoJapan
  4. 4.Hokkaido Forest Products Research InstituteAsahikawaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Forest and Forest Products Sciences Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental SciencesKyushu UniversityHigashi-ku, FukuokaJapan
  6. 6.Research Center for Advanced Energy ConversionNagoya UniversityNagoya, AichiJapan
  7. 7.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  8. 8.Graduate School of EngineeringAichi Institute of TechnologyToyotaJapan

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