Chapter 4. Lignin Chemistry and its Role in Biomass Conversion

  1. Dr. Birgit Kamm1,
  2. Dr. Patrick R. Gruber2 and
  3. Michael Kamm3
  1. Gösta Brunow

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619849.ch21

Biorefineries-Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Biorefineries-Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

How to Cite

Brunow, G. (2005) Lignin Chemistry and its Role in Biomass Conversion, in Biorefineries-Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions (eds B. Kamm, P. R. Gruber and M. Kamm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619849.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Research Institute, Bioactive Polymer Systems, biopos e.V. Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 2

    President and CEO, Outlast Technologies Inc., 5480 Valmont Road, Boulder, CO 80301, USA

  3. 3

    Biorefinery. de GmbH, Stiftstr. 2, 14471, Potsdam, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310272

Online ISBN: 9783527619849

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Keywords:

  • lignin chemistry;
  • biomass conversion;
  • low-molecular-weight chemicals;
  • polymeric products;
  • biodegradation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Overview

  • The Structure of Lignin

  • Role of Lignin in Biomass Conversion