(632b) A New Lignin Based Polymer

Lin, K. T., Washington State University
Ma, R., Washington State University
Zhang, X., Bioproducts Science Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University
Lignin, the most abundant renewable aromatic polymer on earth, is usually treated as a waste stream in the biorefinery industry. Developing new applications for lignin as valuable products or materials is a well-recognized challenge. Here, we present a template free method for synthesizing lignin-resorcinolâ??formaldehyde porous gel with high lignin loading, by utilizing lignin with low molecular weight and less condensation. Up to 75% lignin loading was obtained by blending lignin.