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Record number 504612
Title Deconstruction of lignin linked p-coumarates, ferulates and xylan by NaOH enhances the enzymatic conversion of glucan
Author(s) Murciano Martínez, Patricia; Punt, Arjen M.; Kabel, Mirjam A.; Gruppen, Harry
Source Bioresource Technology 216 (2016). - ISSN 0960-8524 - p. 44 - 51.
Department(s) Food Chemistry Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Alkaline treatment - Enzyme conversion - Ferualtes - P-Coumarates - Pyrolysis - Xylan

Thermo-assisted NaOH pretreatment to deconstruct xylan and lignin in sugar cane bagasse (SCB) is poorly understood. Hence, in this research it is was aimed to study the effect of NaOH pretreatment on the insoluble remaining lignin structures. Hereto, SCB milled fibres were pretreated using different dosages of NaOH at different temperatures and residence times. Of untreated SCB about 63% of the lignin compounds were assigned as p-coumarates and ferulates, analysed by pyrolysis-GC/MS as 4-vinyl phenol and 4-vinyl guaiacol, and designated as non-core lignin (NCL) compounds. More severe NaOH pretreatments resulted in lower xylan and lower lignin recoveries in the insoluble residues. Especially, the relative abundance of NCL decreased and this decrease followed a linear trend with the decrease in xylan. Core lignin compounds, analysed as phenol, guaiacol and syringol, accumulated in the residues. The decrease in residual xylan and NCL correlated positively with the enzymatic hydrolysis of the residual glucan.

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