Arpit Sand

Manav Rachna University Faridabad, India

Dr. Arpit Sand is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, India. He received his BSc in science and MSc in chemistry from the University of Allahabad, India, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, followed by a Ph.D. in chemistry from the same institution in 2010. Dr. Sand’s previous roles include assistant professor (guest faculty) in the Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad; research associate at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) New Delhi; postdoctoral fellow at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), Korea and at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; junior researcher at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; and researcher at Soongsil University, South Korea. Dr. Sand’s research interests include polymer synthesis using different polymerization techniques. He has made significant contributions to the modification and characterization of graft copolymers and films decorated with chalcogenide quantum dots to tune the energy band gap for solar energy harvesting applications. Dr. Sand has authored more than 24 international research articles and review articles in SCI journals. He is a member of the editorial boards of Polymer Synthesis Journal and Journal of Polymer Science and a reviewer for international journals including Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, and Fibers and Polymers. He is also a life member of the Indian Science Congress and Green Chemistry Network Center.

Arpit Sand

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Lignin, found in the cell walls of trees and plants, is the second-most naturally abundant biopolymer. It is composed of alkyl-aromatic polymer units. This book describes the composition and structure of lignin, strategies for its chemical modification, and studies of biopolymer lignin. It also discusses the synthesis and characterization of lignin, methods for degradation, applications in various materials, and prospects for further development. Other topics covered include the role of lignin in thermosetting and thermoplastic materials and its technical and economic potential for generating green biofuel as an energy source for industrial plants and in the manufacture of fine chemicals.

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