This paper summarizes observations and ideas on cellulose pyrolysis products and structural studies on cellulose chars with a focus on conceptual integration. Information is presented on the larger gas phase oligosaccharides in cellulose pyrolysates, their mechanism of formation and the implications for the processes in the initial stages of char formation. A model for the formation of a new thermally synthesized three-dimensional network polymer is proposed.

Biomass & Bioenergy

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