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Lignin poly(lactic acid) copolymers

United States Patent

February 14, 2017
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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)
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, CA)
13/ 975,101
August 23, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.