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Table 1 Chemical composition of raw and pretreated wheat leaves and stems

From: Enzyme affinity to cell types in wheat straw (Triticum aestivum L.) before and after hydrothermal pretreatment

  Glucan Xylan Arabinan Galactan Lignin Ash Mass balance
Raw
Leaves 40.0 ± 0.8 14.3 ± 1.0 2.9 ± 1.0 1.3 ± 0.2 18.4 ± 1.0 7.4 ± 0.0 84.2
Stems 42.3 ± 0.1 20.1 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 0.0 0.9 ± 0.0 22.4 ± 2.5 5.1 ± 0.1 93.8
Pretreated
Leaves 57.2 ± 1.9 11.7 ± 0.3 0.5 ± 0.0 0.3 ± 0.0 24.7 ± 0.7 4.7 ± 0.8 100.5
Stems 59.1 ± 1.3 14.4 ± 0.8 0.5 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.0 21.1 ± 1.2 1.2 ± 0.2 96.4
Inbicona *56.4 ± 0.7 *6.5 ± 0.5 n.d. n.d. 29.6 ± 0.5 2.9 ± 0.2 95.3
  1. aSeverity factor = 4.02.
  2. *Glucan/xylan content for Inbicon pretreated wheat straw at SF = 3.54 and 3.72 were 49.3/12.3 and 51.7/7.7, respectively.
  3. Values are averages in % ± stdev. (n = 3).