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January 17, 2012

Unusual “C-lignin” polymer discovered in certain plant seeds
This discovery shows the natural capability that native plants have in producing specific lignin polymers. It supports the radical coupling polymerization hypothesis. This lignin may be new source for carbon fiber manufacturing Selected as the cover story for an upcoming issue in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and as an “editor’s choice” story in an upcoming volume of Science magazine

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.