Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose from roselle fibers.

  title={Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose from roselle fibers.},
  author={Lau Kia Kian and Mohammad Moazzam Jawaid and Hidayah Ariffin and Othman Y. Alothman},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
In this study, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) was extracted from roselle fiber through acid hydrolysis treatment and its properties were compared with those of commercially available MCC. The physicochemical and morphological characteristics, elemental composition, size distribution, crystallinity and thermal properties of the obtained MCC were analyzed in this work. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis provided clear evidence that the characteristic peak of lignin was… CONTINUE READING
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