lignin

What is difference between lignin and lignosulfonate?

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Lignin is part of wood and is, after cellulose, the second most abundant organic molecule on Earth. Wood contains about 20–30% lignin. During sulfite pulping of wood, the lignin is sulfated, the bonds between lignin and the polysaccharides as well as bonds within the lignin are broken, and the molecular weight of the lignin is reduced. This process renders…