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Rapid Determination of Lignin Content via Direct Dissolution and 1H NMR Analysis of Plant Cell Walls

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  • Dr. Nan Jiang,

    1. School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 901 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA), Fax: (+1) 404 894 4778
    2. BioEnergy Center, Institute of Paper Science & Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
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  • Dr. Yunqiao Pu,

    1. BioEnergy Center, Institute of Paper Science & Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
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  • Prof. Arthur J. Ragauskas

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    1. School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 901 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA), Fax: (+1) 404 894 4778
    2. BioEnergy Center, Institute of Paper Science & Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
    • School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 901 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA), Fax: (+1) 404 894 4778
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Abstract

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A rapid and efficient process for the measurement of lignin content in the plant cell walls is reported. The described method can be used to analyze ball- or Wiley-milled samples at a microscale via direct dissolution and 1H NMR analysis of biomass using perdeuterated pyridinium chloride/[D6]DMSO bisolvent system.

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