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Table 2 Total fibril cellulose surface area (\(A_T\)), cellulose–enzyme contact area (\(A_E\)), cellulose–lignin contact area (\(A_L\)), and their corresponding ratios (\(A_E/A_T)\) and (\(A_L/A_T\)) for the three initial cellulose–lignin fibril combinations: CH (crystalline cellulose, high lignin coverage), CL (crystalline cellulose, low lignin coverage), and NonC (non-crystalline cellulose, high lignin coverage)

From: Mechanism of lignin inhibition of enzymatic biomass deconstruction

  \(A_T\) \(A_E\) \(A_L\) \({A_E}/{A_T}\) \({A_L}/{A_T}\)
  \((10^4\) Å\(^2)\) \((10^4\) Å\(^2)\) \((10^4\) Å\(^2)\)   
CH 6.51 0.18 3.02 0.03 0.46
  6.74 0.15 1.33 0.02 0.20
CL 6.51 0.23 2.11 0.04 0.32
  6.74 0.24 0.97 0.04 0.14
NonC 6.57 0.30 1.16 0.05 0.18
  7.76 0.36 1.17 0.05 0.15
  1. Rows with "bold italic" background correspond to hydrophobic surfaces, while those with "italic" background correspond to the hydrophilic cellulose surfaces
  2. The quantities reported here are the averages over the last 500 ns