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Rapid and accurate determination of the lignin content of lignocellulosic biomass by solid-state NMR, L. Fu, S.A. McCallum, J. Miao, C. Hart, G. Tudryn, F. Zhang, R. J. Linhardt, Fuel, 141 39–45, 2015.
Biofuels and biomaterials, produced from lignocellulosic feedstock, require facile access to cellulose and hemicellulose to be competitive with petroleum processing and sugar-based fermentation. Physical-chemical barriers resulting from lignin complicates the hydrolysis biomass into fermentable sugars. Thus, the amount of lignin within a substrate is critical in determining biomass processing. The application of 13C cross-polarization, magic-angle spinning, and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance for the direct quantification of lignin content in biomass is examined. Using a standard curve constructed from pristine lignin and cellulose, the lignin content of a biomass sample is accurately determined through direct measurement without chemical or enzymatic pre-treatment.;
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