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LIGNIN POLY(LACTIC ACID) COPOLYMERS

United States Patent Application

20140080992
A1
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Provided herein are graft co-polymers of lignin and poly(lactic acid) (lignin-g-PLA copolymer), thermoset and thermoplastic polymers including them, methods of preparing these polymers, and articles of manufacture including such polymers.
Olsson, Johan Vilhelm (Palo Alto, CA), Chung, Yi-Lin (Palo Alto, CA), Li, Russell Jingxian (Palo Alto, CA), Waymouth, Robert (Palo Alto, CA), Sattely, Elizabeth (Palo Alto, CA), Billington, Sarah (Palo Alto, CA), Frank, Curtis W. (Palo Alto, CA)
13/ 975,101
August 23, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-SC0005430 awarded by the Department of Energy and under contract 0900325 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The Government has certain rights in this invention.