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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Radical Coupling Mechanisms in Lignification

Author
item Ralph, John

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 14, 2006
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The mechansim by which lignification, the polymerization process by which lignins are formed, is via combinatorial radical coupling reactions. Understanding such reactions allows the range of structures in lignins to be understood, and the ability of lignins to accommodate various phenolic precursors can be rationalized.

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