Special Issue "Applications of Lignin-Based Polymer"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
Interests: lignin; biomass conversion; biorefinery; functional materials; energy storage; environmental applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lignin, the reserve second only to cellulose, is an abundant low-value, high molecular polymer with a polyphenol structure. The applications of lignin-based polymers have now received widespread attention. However, limited by the current levels of technology, less than 5% of lignin-based polymers have been resourcefully utilized. Most are discharged or burned directly, which is not a waste of bioresources, but also causes great damage to the environment. The characteristics of lignin-based polymers, such as environmental friendliness, sustainability and recyclability, indicate its great potential and broad prospects in energy conversion, fine chemicals, high value-added chemical synthesis and environmental applications, etc. In this Special Issue, we aim to gather high-quality research articles on the applications of lignin-based polymers. Specifically, the Issue will cover the following topics (but are not limited to):

  • Lignin-based polymer valorization into high-value chemicals and biofuel;
  • Production design and process modelling for lignin-derived functional materials;
  • Lignin-derived functional materials used for energy storage;
  • Lignin-derived functional materials for environmental applications

Dr. Fangfang Wu
Guest Editor

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  • lignin
  • biomass conversion
  • biorefinery
  • functional materials
  • energy storage
  • environmental applications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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