Volume 1


Lignin, Humic Substances and Coal

Volume editors: Martin Hofrichter and Alexander Steinbüchel
Volume 1 focusses on polymers consisting of aromatic constituents occurring in plants and natural environments or as fossil resources. Polymers included are: Lignin / Melanin / Sporopollenin / Soil humic substances / Aquatic humic substances / Coal / Other polyphenols and related compounds. 
The structures of these polymers and the methods to reveal these structures are comprehensively described and summarized in this volume. Other topics included are:  Biosynthesis and formation / Biodegradation / Biotransformations of humic acids / Properties /  Applications / Desulfurization of coal / Modification of coal /  Biotechnological conversion of coals into products / Chemical conversion of coal into products

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