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Lignin - Chemistry, Structure, and Application

Arpit Sand

Manav Rachna University Faridabad

Dr. Sand, associate professor of Chemistry, was a postdoctoral fellow at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, Korea, and at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. With a keen interest in polymer synthesis, Dr. Sand is an editorial board member for Polymer Synthesis Journal by Cambridge Scholars Publishing UK and Journal of Polymer Science.


Jaya Tuteja

Manav Rachna University

An enthusiastic, disciplined, well-organized Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Dr. Tuteja earned her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2015 for which she was awarded an “Excellent Doctorate Student". Her research includes the development and application of heterogeneous catalysts for the effective conversion of biomass to value-added products.


Biofuel Esters Ethers Adhesives Lignin Structural Features Physicochemical Properties Degradation Techniques Biosynthesis Biodegradation Kraft Lignin Qualitative Analysis

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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.

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Arpit Sand

Manav Rachna University Faridabad

Dr. Arpit Sand is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, 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. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same university in 2010. Dr. Sand is an editorial board member for Polymer Synthesis Journal by Cambridge Scholars Publishing UK and Journal of Polymer Science. He is an academic book editor and a reviewer for international journals including Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, and Fibers and Polymers, among others. 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; postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; junior researcher at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; and researcher at Soongsil University, South Korea. He has more than ten years of teaching and research experience. He is also a life member of the Indian Science Congress and Green Chemistry Network center. He has made significant contributions in the modification and characterization of graft copolymers and films decorated with chalcogenide quantum dots to tune the energy bandgap for solar energy harvesting applications. His research interests include polymer synthesis using different polymerization techniques. He has authored more than twenty-four international research articles and review articles in reputed SCI journals.

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