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Title: From lignin association to nano-/micro-particle preparation: Extracting higher value of lignin

Abstract

As the most abundant source of renewable aromatic compounds on the planet, lignin is gaining growing interest in replacing petroleum-based chemicals and products. Value-added applications of lignin are also essential for economic viability for future bio-refineries. It is however an under-utilized natural resource due to its structural heterogeneities. Lignin nanoparticles offer many opportunities for value-added applications of lignin. The solution structures of lignin were proposed as one of the key elements in controlling lignin nano-/micro-particle preparation. Fundamental understanding of solutionstructures of lignin aid in designing better fabrication of lignin nanoparticles. A deeper understanding of the observed experimental results also points to the need for detailed studies of lignin in solution. Lastly, this review consists of two major topics, the solution structures of lignin and lignin nano-/micro-particle preparation. Suggestions for future studies regarding these two topics were also put forward.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. Beijing Univ. of Chemical Technology, Beijing (China)
  2. Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Emeryville, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Emeryville, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Joint Institute for Biological Sciences (JIBS); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1327758
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1439982
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; aC02-05CH11231; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Green Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9262
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Zhao, Wenwen, Simmons, Blake, Singh, Seema, Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Cheng, Gang. From lignin association to nano-/micro-particle preparation: Extracting higher value of lignin. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1039/C6GC01813K.
Zhao, Wenwen, Simmons, Blake, Singh, Seema, Ragauskas, Arthur J., & Cheng, Gang. From lignin association to nano-/micro-particle preparation: Extracting higher value of lignin. United States. doi:10.1039/C6GC01813K.
Zhao, Wenwen, Simmons, Blake, Singh, Seema, Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Cheng, Gang. Mon . "From lignin association to nano-/micro-particle preparation: Extracting higher value of lignin". United States. doi:10.1039/C6GC01813K. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327758.
@article{osti_1327758,
title = {From lignin association to nano-/micro-particle preparation: Extracting higher value of lignin},
author = {Zhao, Wenwen and Simmons, Blake and Singh, Seema and Ragauskas, Arthur J. and Cheng, Gang},
abstractNote = {As the most abundant source of renewable aromatic compounds on the planet, lignin is gaining growing interest in replacing petroleum-based chemicals and products. Value-added applications of lignin are also essential for economic viability for future bio-refineries. It is however an under-utilized natural resource due to its structural heterogeneities. Lignin nanoparticles offer many opportunities for value-added applications of lignin. The solution structures of lignin were proposed as one of the key elements in controlling lignin nano-/micro-particle preparation. Fundamental understanding of solutionstructures of lignin aid in designing better fabrication of lignin nanoparticles. A deeper understanding of the observed experimental results also points to the need for detailed studies of lignin in solution. Lastly, this review consists of two major topics, the solution structures of lignin and lignin nano-/micro-particle preparation. Suggestions for future studies regarding these two topics were also put forward.},
doi = {10.1039/C6GC01813K},
journal = {Green Chemistry},
number = ,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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