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Title: Advancing Raman Spectroscopy for Lignin Applications

Source: In: Proceedings 4th International Symposium on Emerging Technologies of Pulping and Papermaking, November 8-11, 2010, South China University of Technology Press, Guangzhou, China, pp. 319-322; CD ISBN # 978-7-900759-122 ; 2010

Author(s)Agarwal, Umesh P.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-3A

Abstract: Over last 25 years, lignin applications of Raman spectroscopy have come a long way. This article provides a brief overview of the advances in the field of lignin. The paper heavily draws on author′s own research although where appropiate examples are included from published work of other researchers. It is emphasized that the developments in Raman instrumentation along with applications of various sub-techniques and effects have made Raman spectroscopy a versatile and user-friendly method for lignin research.

Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, wood chemistry, lignin, spectrum analysis, chemical composition, spectroscopy, fluorescence, scientific apparatus, scientific instruments, measuring instruments, near infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet radiation, milled-wood lignin, review article

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 7 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/07/2011
RITS Product ID: 39857
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Agarwal, Umesh P.
Research Chemist

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