Chapter 7. Lignin: Functional Biomaterial with Potential in Surface Chemistry and Nanoscience

  1. Lucian A. Lucia3,4 and
  2. Orlando J. Rojas3
  1. Shannon M. Notley1 and
  2. Magnus Norgren2

Published Online: 21 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch7

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

How to Cite

Notley, S. M. and Norgren, M. (2009) Lignin: Functional Biomaterial with Potential in Surface Chemistry and Nanoscience, in The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials (eds L. A. Lucia and O. J. Rojas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167864

Online ISBN: 9781444307474

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Keywords:

  • lignin and derivatives in nanotechnological applications;
  • lignin synthesis and structural aspects;
  • lignin functional biomaterial - surface chemistry and nanoscience;
  • milled wood lignin (MWL);
  • lignin thin film use in surface chemical property investigation;
  • lignin model films and contact angle of water;
  • lignin model films and polyelectrolyte adsorption;
  • lignosulfonates - binding agent in pellets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lignin Synthesis and Structural Aspects

  • Isolation of Lignin from Wood, Pulp and Pulping Liquors

  • Solution Properties of Kraft Lignin

  • Surface Chemistry of Solid State Lignin

  • Lignin: Current and Future Uses

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References