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METHODS FOR DETECTING AND DETERMINING LEVELS OF MONOLIGNOL ESTER CONJUGATES INCORPORATED INTO LIGNIN AND COMPOUNDS RELATING THERETO

United States Patent Application

20160187345
A1
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Described is a method of detecting and/or determining levels of incorporation of monolignol ferulate conjugate esters into lignin by derivatizing the lignin, reductively cleaving the lignin, labeling the cleavage products, and then detecting cleavage products derived from monolignol ester conjugates via differential attachment of the label.
Ralph, John (Madison, WI), Karlen, Steven D (Verona, WI), Lu, Fachuang (Madison, WI), Padmakshan, Dharshana (Madison, WI)
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Madison WI)
14/ 985,720
December 31, 2015
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.