A comparative study of enzymatically and photochemically polymerized artificial lignin supramolecular structures using environmental scanning electron microscopy

Miodrag Mićić, Milorad Jeremić, Ksenija Radotić, Roger M. Leblanc

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Abstract

Environmental scanning electron microscopy images of the self-assembled structures of enzymatically (DHP) and photochemically polymerized (PCP) artificial lignin are herein presented. Differences in the structural organization between DHP and PCP polymer at the supramolecular level were reported. Based on topological information, we proposed a hypothesis about possible new physiological roles of lignin in live plant cells and the ecological significance of possible in-vivo photochemical lignin polymerization. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Volume231
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2000

Keywords

  • Colloidal crystal
  • Colloids
  • Coniferyl alcohol
  • DHP polymer
  • Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM)
  • Lignin
  • Plant physiology
  • Polymers
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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