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Table 4 Chemical compositions of corn stover and dilute-acid pretreated corn stover (% of dry matter)

From: Effects of lignin and surfactant on adsorption and hydrolysis of cellulases on cellulose

Sample Cellulose Xylan Acid-insoluble lignin Acid-soluble lignin Ash Extractives
Corn stover 32.6 ± 0.2 20.5 ± 0.0 21.0 ± 0.1 3.4 ± 0.1 6.7 ± 0.1 12.4 ± 0.5
Dilute-acid pretreated corn stover a 47.4 ± 2.3 7.2 ± 0.0 31.6 ± 1.5 1.5 ± 0.1 5.6 ± 0.1 10.9 ± 0.3
  1. Data presented are mean values of two independent measurements
  2. aCorn stover was pretreated with 1 % H2SO4 at a solid-to-liquid ratio of 1:10 and 121 °C for 1 h