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Lignin constitutes a vast natural resource, which can be found in various forms depending on where it is obtained and how it is isolated. To most easily isolate lignin, we must understand more thoroughly its chemical structure and how it is bound to the other wall components. To use lignin more effectively and develop new uses for it, we must understand its properties. Likewise, the most effective use of lignin-containing materials such as wood and wood products depends on understanding how their properties are affected by the properties of lignin.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Wood Science and Pulp, Paper Technology
Kutscha, N.P., and J.R. Gray. 1970. The potential of lignin research. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 41.