469354 A New Lignin Based Polymer

Thursday, November 17, 2016: 8:55 AM
Lombard (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Kuan-Ting Lin1, Ruoshui Ma1 and Xiao Zhang2, (1)Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA, (2)Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Bioproducts Science Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Richland, WA

Lignin, the most abundant renewable aromatic polymer on earth, is usually treated as a waste stream in the biorefinery industry. Developing new applications for lignin as valuable products or materials is a well-recognized challenge. Here, we present a template free method for synthesizing lignin-resorcinol–formaldehyde porous gel with high lignin loading, by utilizing lignin with low molecular weight and less condensation. Up to 75% lignin loading was obtained by blending lignin.

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