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Lignin nanoparticle synthesis

United States Patent

August 11, 2015
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A method including reducing a particle size of lignin particles to an average particle size less than 40 nanometers; after reducing the particle size, combining the lignin particles with a polymeric material; and forming a structure of the combination. A method including exposing lignin to a diazonium precursor including a functional group; modifying the lignin by introducing the functional group to the lignin; and combining the modified lignin with a polymeric material to form a composite. An apparatus including a composite of a polymer and lignin wherein the lignin has an average particle size less than 100 micrometers.
Dirk; Shawn M. (Albuquerque, NM), Cicotte; Kirsten Nicole (Albuquerque, NM), Wheeler; David R. (Albuquerque, NM), Benko; David A. (Munroe Falls, OH)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
13/ 597,928
August 29, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.