lignin


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lig·nin

 (lĭg′nĭn)
n.
A complex polymer, the chief noncarbohydrate constituent of wood, that binds to cellulose fibers and hardens and strengthens the cell walls of plants.

lignin

(ˈlɪɡnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a complex polymer occurring in certain plant cell walls making the plant rigid

lig•nin

(ˈlɪg nɪn)

n.
an organic substance that, with cellulose, forms the chief part of woody tissue.
[1815–25; < Latin lign(um) wood + -in1]

lig·nin

(lĭg′nĭn)
A complex organic compound that binds to cellulose fibers and hardens and strengthens the cell walls of plants. It is the chief noncarbohydrate constituent of wood.
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Noun1.lignin - a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Translations
ligniin
ligniini
lignina
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The global lignin market is expected to reach USD 619.
Patent 9,080,011 (July 14, 2015), "Poly(Dihydroferulic Acid) a Biorenewable Polyethylene Terephthalate Mimic Derived from Lignin and Acetic Acid and Copolymers Thereof," Laurent Mialon and Stephen A.
com's latest report on "Global Lignin Market Research Report - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2021" forecasts the market to grow at the CAGR of 2.
based company expects the condition to continue for the remainder of 2015 and is responding with an allocation plan for lignin.
Objective: The overall objectives are to demonstrate a new biobased, renewable and economically viable carbon fibre (CF) precursor lignin produced in Europe with European raw material and to develop conditions for its processing into CF and structural CF composites.
Many renewable resources, such as cellulose, chitin, and lignin, have been used in preparing polymeric materials in the last decades [1, 2], In quantity of biomass components, lignin is one of the most abundant natural polymers produced by plants and is the only one of natural polymers containing rich aromatic structures which is a necessary building block for many chemical products.
Lignin is an organic substance, binding the plant cells with a complex structure with distinctive variations among wood species.
The lignin modified with the brown-rot fungi extended the gel time of the LPF resin compared with the corresponding unmodified lignin, while the lignin modified with the white-rot fungi shortened the gel time.
However, pretreatment is needed to reduce the lignin content in it, in order to improve its energy efficiency.
A team of researchers from Purdue University's Centre for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities.
The stubborn polymer assortment of aromatic alcohols known as lignin continues to be a key factor limiting the efficiency of pulp and paper production.
The amazing part of the lignin story is, why did it take industry so long?