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The strain of Penicillium janthinellum NCIM 1171 was subjected to mutation involving treatment of Ethyl Methyl Sulfonate (EMS) for 24h followed by UV-irradiation for 3min. Successive mutants showed enhanced cellulase production (EMS-UV-8), clearance zone on Avicel containing plate (SM2) and rapid growth on Walseth cellulose agar plates containing 0.2%(More)
A thermotolerant yeast capable of fermenting xylose to xylitol at 40°C was isolated and identified as a strain of Debaryomyces hansenii by ITS sequencing. This paper reports the production of xylitol from D-xylose and sugarcane bagasse hemicellulose by free and Ca-alginate immobilized cells of D. hansenii. The efficiency of free and immobilized cells were(More)
Bullous skin lesions that indicate sweat gland necrosis have been known to occur in drug-induced coma resulting from barbiturates and in carbon monoxide poisoning. To our knowledge, this is the first cases in which diazepam is implicated in causing bullous lesions over pressure points, and the first case showing on biopsy specimen eccrine sweat gland and(More)
A complete cellulase from Penicillium pinophilum was evaluated for the hydrolysis of alpha-cellulose derived from steam exploded sugarcane bagasse and other cellulosic substrates. Alpha-cellulose at 1% substrate concentration was completely hydrolyzed by Penicillium cellulase within 3h wherein at 10% the hydrolysis was 100% within 24 h with an enzyme(More)
A hypothesis was developed, and successfully tested, to greatly increase the rates of biodegradation of polyolefins, by anchoring minute quantities of glucose, sucrose or lactose, onto functionalized polystyrene (polystyrene-co-maleic anhydride copolymer) and measuring their rates of biodegradation, which were found to be significantly improved.
This paper investigates the behavior of crosslinked chitosans and metal-complexed crosslinked chitosans under similar hydrolytic conditions. Crosslinked chitosans with trimellitic anhydride, diisocyanatohexane, and dibromodecane as crosslinking agents under heterogenous reaction conditions were used as metal complexing agents by equilibrating them with(More)
Highly regioselective acylation has been observed in 7,8-dihydroxy-4-methylcoumarin (DHMC) by the lipase from Rhizopus oryzae suspended in tetrahydrofuran (THF) at 45 °C using six different acid anhydrides as acylating agents. The acylation occurred regioselectively at one of the two hydroxy groups of the coumarin moiety resulting in the formation of(More)
Agricultural residues derived cellulose was used to synthesize a new series of carboxy functionalized cellulosic nanoparticles (quasi-spherical shaped, 13.2-21.5% carboxyl content) and macro-sized 6-carboxycelluloses (long-fibril shaped, 1.7-22% carboxyl content). The DP (50-70) and yield (upto 46%) of nanoparticles were manipulated by controlling the(More)
myo-Inositol-derived crown ethers having varying relative orientations (1,3-diaxial, 1,2-diequatorial, and 1,2-axial-equatorial) of the oxygen atoms in the ionophoric ring were synthesized and the extent of their binding with picrates of alkali metals, ammonia, and silver were estimated. These crown ethers bind very well with potassium and silver picrates(More)