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From: Rapid and effective oxidative pretreatment of woody biomass at mild reaction conditions and low oxidant loadings

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Effect of catalyst concentration during Cu(bpy)-AHP pretreatment on the enzymatic hydrolysis yields. Results for (A) glucose and (B) xylose, demonstrate that yields approach their saturation values near a Cu(bpy) concentration of 2 mM (or 10 μmol/g biomass). Pretreatment was performed for 24 h at a solids concentration of 20% (w/v) and a 100 mg/g H2O2 loading on the biomass.

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