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Cellulose stability and delignification after alkaline hydrogen peroxide treatment of straw
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 707–714, 5 February 1990
How to Cite
Martel, P. and Gould, J. M. (1990), Cellulose stability and delignification after alkaline hydrogen peroxide treatment of straw. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 39: 707–714. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070390319
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JAN 1989
- Manuscript Received: 12 JAN 1989
Neutron diffraction profiles for cellulose from different sources were compared before and after alkaline hydrogen peroxide (AHP) treatment. It was found that AHP treatment did not cause detectable changes in the structure of highly polymerized cellulose. In measurements on wheat straw, peaks were observed at the angles characteristic of pure cellulose. Changes, with AHP treatment, of the intensities, positions, and widths of these peaks were consistent with effects due to delignification, which frees the cellulose lattice from strains caused by the binding of lignin.