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The formation of β–β structures in lignin biosynthesis—are there two different pathways?

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Abstract

Based on results from 2D NMR studies, both pinoresinol and secoisolariciresinol structures were found to be present in native lignin from spruce wood as well as in spruce kraft lignin and residual kraft pulp lignin. These two structures constitute the major types of β–β inter-unit linkages present in spruce lignin, but their formation in the lignin polymer may follow different pathways leading to their different bonding patterns with the rest of the lignin polymer. The mechanisms involved are discussed.

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2003, accepted on 03 Sep 2003 and first published on 17 Sep 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B306434D
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003,1, 3621-3624

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    The formation of β–β structures in lignin biosynthesis—are there two different pathways?

    L. Zhang, G. Henriksson and G. Gellerstedt, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003, 1, 3621
    DOI: 10.1039/B306434D

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