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Cellulose Science and Technology

1st Edition

By Jean-Luc Wertz, Jean P. Mercier, Olivier Bédué

EPFL Press

350 pages

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Hardback: 9781420066883
pub: 2010-06-21
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Cellulose is a major constituent of papers made from plant fibers and combustible component of non-food energy crops. An ideal reference for scientists in natural and synthetic polymer research, this book applies basic biology as well as polymer and sugar chemistry to the study of cellulose. It provides key requirements for understanding the complex structure and biosynthesis of cellulose and its dissolution into new solvents. Cellulose Science and Technology also clarifies the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose leading to simple sugars that can be fermented into bioethanol. It examines the bacteria capable of breaking down cellulose and the derivatives that result from the process.

Table of Contents

Biosynthesis of Cellulose

Structure and Properties of Cellulose

Swelling and Dissolution of Cellulose

Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose

Non-Biological Degradation of Cellulose

Cellulose Derivatives

Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic