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Table 1 Physical properties and product information of applied cellulosic substrates

From: Practical screening of purified cellobiohydrolases and endoglucanases with α-cellulose and specification of hydrodynamics

Substrate Solubility in water Impurities CrI[%] DP w [AGU] d p [μm] Brand Product code
CMC Soluble* Pure* - 400 - Fluka§ 21900
Avicel PH101 Insoluble* Pure* 82 200 - 240 43.82 Fluka§ 11635
Sigmacell 101 Insoluble* Pure* Amorphous 1590 - 1960 15.86 Sigma§ S6790
α-Cellulose Insoluble* impure: Xylan 64 2140 - 2420 68.77 Sigma§ C8002
  1. * Reference [7].
  2. Reference [11].
  3. According to manufacture's data.
  4. § Fluka and Sigma are subsidiaries of Sigma-Aldrich.
  5. In the case of Sigmacell 101, no clearly resolved X-ray diffraction profiles were detected. Instead, a smooth peak was detected which is typical for amorphous cellulose according to Hall et al. [107]. Pala et al. [37] found similar results for Sigmacell 101.
  6. CrI, the crystallinity index of cellulose; DP w , the weight-average degree of polymerization;
  7. d P , the geometric mean particle size; CMC, carboxymethyl cellulose.
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