UPGRADING LIGNIN FROM LIGNIN-CONTAINING RESIDUES THROUGH REACTIVE EXTRACTION

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0044328 A1
Application Date: Feb. 16th, 2017

ABSTRACT

Disclosed are methods of functionalizing lignin using reactive extraction. The invention also generally relates to functionalized lignin. An exemplary method for producing functionalized lignin is disclosed, which comprises: providing a...
Application Number:
15/305,608
International Classification:
C08H 7/00 (20060101); C08H 8/00 (20060101); C07G 1/00 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for producing functionalized lignin, the method comprising: providing a residue comprising lignin and cellulose;subjecting the residue to a liquid comprising an organic compound, thereby forming a first mixture; wherein the subjecting is performed at a first temperature of about 100° C. or less; andwherein the first mixture comprises: a first...

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CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The application claims the benefit of U.S. Application No. 61/987,270 filed May 1, 2014, and U.S. Application No. 62/011,879 filed Jun. 13, 2014, the entire disclosures of which are incorporated herein by reference.
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