Lignin nanoparticles is a material that have potential applications in the biomedical as well as the environmental field. Still there is much to learn and hurdles to be overcome, not least for the characterization of the nanoparticles. Now WWSC researchers have taken a step forward by developing a characterization method for the nanoparticles. Their work is published in the research journal, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and now featured at Advances in Engineering.
The feature article summarizes a recently published scientific article where the authors, Ievgen Pylypchuck, Pär Lindén, Mikael. Lindström and Olena Sevastyanova, used 1H NMR to characterize lignin nanoparticles. The procedure used by the authors overcome the problems that LNPs lose their primary structure in most organic solvents.
Ievgen V. Pylypchuk, Par A. Linden, Mikael E. Lindstrom, and Olena Sevastyanova. New Insight into the Surface Structure of Lignin Nanoparticles Revealed by 1H Liquid-State NMR Spectroscopy. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020: volume 8, page 13805−13812.