Biomimetic Bleaching of Kraft Pulps
Skerker, P.S., Farrell, R.L., David Dolphin, Cui, F., and Wijesekera, T.
Applications of Biotechnology of Pulp and Paper Manufacture, Eds. T.K. Kirk and H.-M. Chang., Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Porphyrins have been studied as mimics or models of lignin per- oxidase enzymes. They have been used to study the interaction with lignin model compounds to better understand the role f the enzyme system in lignin degradation.It has been found that the porphyrins shown below catalyze many of the same reactions as lignin peroxidase.