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- Fanta, G.F.; Abbott, T.P.; Herman, A.I.; Burr, R.C.; Doane, W.M.
- Biotechnology and bioengineering 1984 v.26 no.9 pp. 1122
- Triticum aestivum; wheat straw; hemicellulose; acid hydrolysis; alcoholic fermentation; xylose; yeasts; Pachysolen tannophilus; ethanol production; ethanol
- ... Treatment of wheat straw with 1N trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) for 7 h at reflux temperature yielded 23% xylose based upon initial straw weight. This corresponds to about an 80% xylose yield based on the xylan content of the hemicellulose. The cellulose component of wheat straw was largely unaffected, as evidenced by low glucose yields. Decomposition of xylose by prolonged refluxing (23 h) was minima ...