alexa Effect of ionic liquid pretreatment on the structure of hemicelluloses from corncob.
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Journal of Glycobiology

Author(s): Sun SN, Li MF, Yuan TQ, Xu F, Sun RC

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Pretreatment is the key to unlock the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass for the productions of biofuels. Ionic liquid pretreatment has drawn increased attention because of its numerous advantages over conventional methods. In this study, corncob was submitted to pretreatments with 1-ethyl-3-methylimadazolium acetate (EMIMAc) and/or H(2)O/dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) followed by alkaline extraction to isolate hemicelluloses. The hemicellulosic fractions obtained were comprehensively characterized with a series of chemical and spectroscopic technologies, including gel permeation chromatography (GPC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), high-performance anion-exchange chromatography (HPAEC), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The results showed that the fractions prepared with ionic liquid pretreatments exhibited relatively higher average molecular weights (196,230-349,480 g/mol) than the fraction prepared without pretreatment (M(w), 96,260 g/mol). Furthermore, the pretreated fractions demonstrated higher thermal stability compared to the fractions without pretreatment. Structural characterization indicated that all of the fractions had similar structures, which are composed of a (1 → 4)-linked β-D-xylopyranosyl backbone substituted with arabinofuranosyls attached to O-2 and O-3 and with 4-O-methyl-α-D-glucuronic acid also linked to O-2. This article was published in J Agric Food Chem and referenced in Journal of Glycobiology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 3rd Glycobiology World Congress  
    June 26-28, 2017 London, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on Biochemistry
    Sep 21-22, 2017 Macau, Hong Kong
  • International Conference on Glycobiology
    Oct 02-04, 2017 Atlanta, USA
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords