|Title||A new class of bleaching and brightness stabilizing agents. Part IV: Probing the bleaching chemistry of THP and BBHPE|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Chandra, R, Hu, TQ, James, BR, Ezhova, MB, Moiseev, DV|
|Journal||Journal of Pulp and Paper Science|
To study the bleaching chemistry of recently discovered phosphorus-based bleaching and brightness stabilizing agents, we reacted lignin model chromophores, milled wood lignin (MWL) and pulps with tris(hydroxymethyl)phosphine (THP), 1,2-bis[bis(hydroxymethyl)phosphino]ethane (BBHPE) and sodium hydrosulphite (Y). Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and mass spectrometry studies showed that nucleophilic addition was the major reaction between the phosphines and the model chromophores 2-methoxy-p-benzoquinone and coniferaldehyde. THP and BBHPE were equally reactive toward the model chromophores and the o- and p-quinones introduced to a spruce thermomechanical pulp via oxidation of the pulp with Fremy’s salt. BBHPE had a higher reactivity than THP or Y toward the etherified coniferaldehyde structures in spruce MWL.
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