Improved Lignin Polyurethane Properties with Lewis Acid Treatment

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Chung, Hoyong; Washburn, Newell R.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | complex mixtures | fungi | macromolecular substances | technology, industry, and agriculture

Chemical modification strategies to improve the mechanical properties of lignin-based polyurethanes are presented. We hypothesized that treatment of lignin with Lewis acids would increase the concentration of hydroxyl groups available to react with diisocyanate monom... View more
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