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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.
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Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
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Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 21
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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