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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 10, pp 435–438 | Cite as

Gamma-ray irradiation as a pretreatment for the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose

  • David H. Beardmore
  • L. T. Fan
  • Yong-Hyun Lee
Article

Summary

The susceptibility of cellulose to enzymatic hydrolysis can be significantly affected through pretreatment by means of gamma-ray radiation. Experiments were carried out to investigate the effects of this radiation on enzymatic hydrolysis and on the two major structural features of cellulose that most influence hydrolysis, namely, specific surface area and crystallinity.

Keywords

Radiation Cellulose Hydrolysis Organic Chemistry Specific Surface 
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© Science and Technology Letters 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Beardmore
    • 1
  • L. T. Fan
    • 1
  • Yong-Hyun Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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