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Lignin-degrading methods

United States Patent

9,796,993
October 24, 2017
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A method involving degrading materials that include lignin generally includes contacting a lignin sample with a flavin-dependent monooxygenase and contacting the lignin sample with an auxiliary compound.
Chen-Sarkanen; Yi-ru (New Brighton, MN), Sarkanen; Simo (New Brighton, MN), Wang; Yun-Yan (St. Paul, MN)
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, MN)
14/ 364,448
20140335571
December 12, 2012
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with government support under XFT-8-88522-01 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.