The enhancement of xylose monomer and xylotriose degradation by inorganic salts in aqueous solutions at 180 C

@inproceedings{Liu2006TheEO,
  title={The enhancement of xylose monomer and xylotriose degradation by inorganic salts in aqueous solutions at 180 C},
  author={Chaogang Liu and Charles E Wyman},
  year={2006}
}
The inorganic salts KCl, NaCl, CaCl2, MgCl2, and FeCl3, and especially the latter, significantly increased xylose monomer and xylotriose degradation in water heated to 180 C with unaccountable losses of xylose amounting to as high as 65% and 78% for xylose and xylotriose, respectively, after 20 min incubation with 0.8% FeCl3. Furthermore, losses of both xylose and xylotriose were well described by first order homogeneous kinetics, and the rate constants for xylose and xylotriose disappearance… CONTINUE READING