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Title: Process for decomposing lignin in biomass

A mild inexpensive process for treating lignocellulosic biomass involves oxidative delignification of wood using an aqueous solution prepared by dissolving a catalytic amount of manganese (III) acetate into water and adding hydrogen peroxide. Within 4 days and without agitation, the solution was used to convert poplar wood sections into a fine powder-like delignified, cellulose rich materials that included individual wood cells.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1162124
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
Patent Number(s):
8,871,051
Application Number:
13/426,420
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 21
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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