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Table 2 Glucan content of cellulose samples obtained after NaOH treatment at 25°C and liquid ammonia treatment at final temperatures of 25°C and 130°C

From: Effects of alkaline or liquid-ammonia treatment on crystalline cellulose: changes in crystalline structure and effects on enzymatic digestibility

Glucan content (%) Untreated (control) NH3treated NaOH treated
   25°C 130°C  
Avicel 95 ± 1.0 96.5 ± 2.0 94 ± 1.2 97 ± 1.1
α-Cellulosea 92 ± 0.5 93 ± 0.7 92 ± 0.9 95 ± 0.4
Cotton linters 99 ± 0.7 98 ± 0.6 99 ± 0.5 100 ± 0.6
Corn stoverb 83 ± 1.1 83 ± 0.8 83 ± 1.3 84 ± 1.2
  1. aXylan 2.3%, Klason lignin 0.9%; bXylan 5.3%, Klason lignin 3.1%.