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Natural Polyphenols from Wood: Tannin and Lignin – An Industrial Perspective is a detailed guide to the sourcing and processing of tannin and lignin for valuable advanced applications across areas such as fuels, chemicals, drugs, and food. Drawing on the latest academic research and patent literature, this book provides strong practical understanding of the use of these valuable materials in novel industrial applications. This book introduces natural polyphenols from wood and the fundamental aspects of carbon management within the tree. In-depth presentation of extraction and characterization methods is followed by an extensive coverage of practical and industrial applications of wood polyphenols.
This is an essential resource for researchers and advanced students working with lignin or tannin, and across biopolymer science, biomass, wood chemistry, paper, wood adhesives, polymer materials, renewable resources, and biotechnology. It also supports industrial R&D and scientists working with wood polyphenols or bio-based polymers.
- This book re-evaluates wood polyphenols from an industrial perspective, revealing the latest techniques and drawing on patent literature.
- It addresses fundamental issues of wood polyphenols, such as carbon cycle, wood fractionation, structure, and properties.
- It offers a comprehensive review of practical applications, including lignin depolymerization, wood reconstruction, fuels, chemicals, drugs, and food.
Researchers and advanced students in biopolymer science, biomass, wood chemistry, paper, wood adhesives, polymer materials, renewable resources, and biotechnology. Industrial R&D and scientists working with wood polyphenols or bio-based polymers.
1. Introduction: tree fractionation from old postulates to a new paradigm
2. Trees: a sustainable source of lignin and tannin
3. The tree fractionation: the extraction of natural polyphenols
4. Wood tannins: structure, production, and analysis
5. Industrial scale lignin recovery from pulping liquors
6. Lignin characterization: structure, size, and stability
7. Capitalizing on lignin and tannin value: their chemical reactivity and their potential
8. Natural polyphenols applications
9. Wood reconstruction
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 24th March 2021
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Kun Cheng was a Senior Development Chemist at Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (2014–2019). Dr. Cheng previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Energy Biosciences Institute, at the University of California, Berkeley (2010–2013). Dr. Cheng completed his PhD at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York. He has authored or co-authored approximately 20 publications.
Senior Development Chemist (2014–2019), Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, Atlanta, GA, USA
Cornel Hagiopol was a Research Fellow at Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (2000–2018), where he worked on paper chemicals, copolymerization, polycondensation, and solution of polymers. Dr. Hagiopol has authored, co-authored, or contributed to several major books in the field, as well as co-authored more than 50 granted patents.
Research Fellow (2000–2018), Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, Atlanta, GA, USA
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