Pretreatment of microcrystalline cellulose in organic electrolyte solutions for enzymatic hydrolysis

  title={Pretreatment of microcrystalline cellulose in organic electrolyte solutions for enzymatic hydrolysis},
  author={Xiao-fei Tian and Zhen Fang and Dan Jiang and Xi-yan Sun},
  booktitle={Biotechnology for biofuels},
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that the crystalline structure of cellulose is negatively correlated with enzymatic digestibility, therefore, pretreatment is required to break down the highly ordered crystalline structure in cellulose, and to increase the porosity of its surface. In the present study, an organic electrolyte solution (OES) composed of an ionic liquid (1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([AMIM]Cl)) and an organic solvent (dimethyl sulfoxide; DMSO) was prepared, and used… CONTINUE READING


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