Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 12, pp 907–912

Selective solubilization of xylan in pulp using a purified xylanase fromTrichodermaharzianum

Authors

  • D. J. Senior
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
  • P. P. Mayers
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
  • D. Miller
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
  • R. Sutcliffe
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
  • L. Tan
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
  • J. N. Saddler
    • Department of Biotechnology and ChemistryForintek Canada Corp.
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01027004

Cite this article as:
Senior, D.J., Mayers, P.P., Miller, D. et al. Biotechnol Lett (1988) 10: 907. doi:10.1007/BF01027004

Summary

The specificity of action of a cellulase-free xylanase preparation on pulp fibers was revealed by the composition of the solubilized products after enzyme treatment. The neutral carbohydrates released by the treatment of two hardwood kraft pulps were composed exclusively of xylooligomers. A similar treatment of Solka Floc showed no detrimental effect on the degree of polymerization of the cellulose fibers, as determined by size exclusion chromatographic analysis.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988