hemicellulose

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hemicellulose

[¦he·mē′sel·yə‚lōs]
(biochemistry)
(C6H10O5)n A type of polysaccharide found in plant cell walls in association with cellulose and lignin; it is soluble in and extractable by dilute alkaline solutions. Also known as hexosan.
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Thermal modification can impart advantageous properties in wood, including attractive darker color, reduced equilibrium moisture content (EMC), reduction of mass, degradation of water-binding hemicelluloses (Sinoven et al.
Weight of the direct material was taken and calculated hemicellulose content.
Other constituents of the banana peel, such as cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, and others, could also modify the temperature and the energy required for fusion [48], The enthalpy of the regular flour (Table 2) was higher than that reported for common starch [49].
4] production might also be attributed to the high contents of easily fermentable starches, sugars, or hemicelluloses as substrate to rumen microbes for gas production.
The alkaline pretreatment is achieved by applying solutions such as sodium hydroxide (NaOH), potassium hydroxide (KOH), or ammonia in order to remove the lignin content and a part of hemicelluloses [10].
Effect of hemicelluloses extraction on physical/ mechanical properties and mold susceptibility of strand bond.
The purpose of pre-treatment is to hydrolyze the hemicelluloses to monomer sugars and making the cellulose accessible to enzymatic attack.
Hemicelluloses have low value in current processing for bleach grade pulps and have poor fuel value--even for the portion not degraded during pulping.
A significant number of the poster presentations dealt with PHA production and product recovery reflecting increased focus on new substrates such as molasses, hemicelluloses and plant oils.
Cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin as nanoscopic biomaterials-physical features, chemical properties and potential nanoproducts
Cellulose and hemicelluloses are polysaccharides, while lignin is an amorphous polyphenolic macromolecule consisting of three types of phenylpropane units, forming a complex, highly branched and amorphous structure.