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Title: Quality carbon fibers from fractionated lignin

Abstract

A strategy was developed to produce quality carbon fibers from industrial waste lignin. The strategy employs an enzyme-mediator system to efficiently fractionate lignin into soluble and insoluble fractions, where the latter serves as a superior carbon fiber precursor. Mechanistic studies revealed that higher MW, less hydroxy groups, and more β-O-4 linkages improve the spinnability, crystallization, and mechanical performance of carbon fibers.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Synthetic and Systems Biology Innovation Hub; Texas A&M University; College Station; USA; Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
  2. Material Characterization Facility; Texas A&M University; College Station; USA
  3. Biomolecular NMR Laboratory; Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Texas A&M University; College Station; USA
  4. Department of Chemistry; Texas A&M University; College Station; USA; Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Texas A & M AgriLife Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1535140
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006112; EE0007104
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Green Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9262
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Science & Technology - Other Topics

Citation Formats

Li, Qiang, Xie, Shangxian, Serem, Wilson K., Naik, Mandar T., Liu, Li, and Yuan, Joshua S. Quality carbon fibers from fractionated lignin. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/c6gc03555h.
Li, Qiang, Xie, Shangxian, Serem, Wilson K., Naik, Mandar T., Liu, Li, & Yuan, Joshua S. Quality carbon fibers from fractionated lignin. United States. doi:10.1039/c6gc03555h.
Li, Qiang, Xie, Shangxian, Serem, Wilson K., Naik, Mandar T., Liu, Li, and Yuan, Joshua S. Sun . "Quality carbon fibers from fractionated lignin". United States. doi:10.1039/c6gc03555h.
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abstractNote = {A strategy was developed to produce quality carbon fibers from industrial waste lignin. The strategy employs an enzyme-mediator system to efficiently fractionate lignin into soluble and insoluble fractions, where the latter serves as a superior carbon fiber precursor. Mechanistic studies revealed that higher MW, less hydroxy groups, and more β-O-4 linkages improve the spinnability, crystallization, and mechanical performance of carbon fibers.},
doi = {10.1039/c6gc03555h},
journal = {Green Chemistry},
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number = 7,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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