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Table 5 The degree of polymerization and crystallinity of the initial cellulose samples used in this study

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

Cellulose samples DPn DPw CIa
Avicel PH 101 90 480 74
α-Cellulose 160 2000 57
Cotton linters 600 6600 73
Corn stover 170 3100 50
  1. aCI was measured by applying the amorphous subtraction method to the XRD of the celluloses. CI: crystallinity index; DP: degree of polymerization; XRD: X-ray diffraction.