Novel compositions and methods for the dissolution and depolymerization of lignin

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0349617 A1
Application Date: Dec. 7th, 2017

ABSTRACT

The present invention provides for a method for dissolving and/or depolymerizing lignin comprising: (a) providing a composition comprising lignin, (b) contacting the composition with a strong hydrogen donor, such as...
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Application Number:
15/615,777
International Classification:
C07G 1/00 (20110101); C12P 7/14 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for dissolving and/or depolymerizing lignin comprising: (a) providing a composition comprising lignin, (b) contacting the composition with a strong hydrogen donor to form a first solution, (c) incubating the first solution at a temperature equal to or less than 100° C., whereby at least 20% by weight...

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RELATED PATENT APPLICATIONS

The application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/346,351, filed Jun. 6, 2016, which is herein incorporated by reference in its entirety.
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