NMR as a tool to study heterogeneity in biomass
Title: NMR as a tool to study heterogeneity in biomass
SNIC Project: SNIC 2021/22-13
Project Type: SNIC Small Compute
Principal Investigator: Koyuru Nakayama <koyuru@chalmers.se>
Affiliation: Chalmers tekniska högskola
Duration: 2021-01-08 – 2022-02-01
Classification: 10403


In this study, the degree of orientation in biomass material (mainly, cellulose or lignin based material) is studied for elucidation of relationship between their physical properties. A quantitative analysis needs the parameter of molecular frame from calculation chemistry, and NMR experimental data. I conduct experimental part and the calculation of chemical anisotropy of biomass molecules for orientation in the biomass material using density-functional theory (DFT). These result is supposed to contribute the development of the high performance biomass material.