About the book
The book aims to present the chemistry of lignin molecules, their composition, and structure, strategies for chemical modification, recent progress, and studies of biopolymer lignin. Lignin is composed of alkyl-aryl ether polymers and is found in the cell walls of trees and plants. It is known as the second most naturally abundant biopolymer. The book will focus on the application of lignin in various materials, its synthesis and characterizations, and its development prospects followed by degradation methodologies. In addition to that, it will also emphasize the strategies to prepare nano- and microparticles of lignin by various means, as well as their chemical modification to obtain desired properties. It will also include the industrial aspects of lignin, lignin derivatives, their configuration, and their significant role in thermosetting, thermoplastic materials. In addition, the book welcomes contributions on the technical and economical potential of lignin in generating green bio-fuel and fine chemicals which will or can be used as an energy source for various industrial plants.