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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231535/formic-acid-aided-hot-water-extraction-of-hemicellulose-from-european-silver-birch-betula-pendula-sawdust
#1
Werner Marcelo Goldmann, Juha Ahola, Marja Mikola, Juha Tanskanen
Hemicellulose has been extracted from birch (Betula pendula) sawdust by formic acid aided hot water extraction. The maximum amount of hemicellulose extracted was about 70mol% of the total hemicellulose content at 170°C, measured as the combined yield of xylose and furfural. Lower temperatures (130 and 140°C) favored hemicellulose hydrolysis rather than cellulose hydrolysis, even though the total hemicellulose yield was less than at 170°C. It was found that formic acid greatly increased the hydrolysis of hemicellulose to xylose and furfural at the experimental temperatures...
February 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231534/efficient-utilization-of-hemicellulose-and-cellulose-in-alkali-liquor-pretreated-corncob-for-bioethanol-production-at-high-solid-loading-by-spathaspora-passalidarum-u1-58
#2
Hai Yu, Jian Guo, Yefu Chen, Gengxin Fu, Baozhong Li, Xuewu Guo, Dongguang Xiao
The bioethanol fermentation of pretreated corncob was investigated using Spathaspora passalidarum U1-58, which simultaneously utilizes glucose and xylose for high-efficiency ethanol production. Two approaches, namely, separate hydrolysis and co-fermentation (SHCF) and simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF), were optimized to test the ethanol fermentation potential of U1-58. The highest ethanol titer of 42.46g/L and yield of 72.12% were acquired in SHCF, whereas 53.24g/L ethanol and yield of 75...
February 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230790/influence-of-chitosan-swelling-behaviour-on-controlled-release-of-tenofovir-from-mucoadhesive-vaginal-systems-for-prevention-of-sexual-transmission-of-hiv
#3
Fernando Notario-Pérez, Araceli Martín-Illana, Raúl Cazorla-Luna, Roberto Ruiz-Caro, Luis-Miguel Bedoya, Aitana Tamayo, Juan Rubio, María-Dolores Veiga
The main challenges facing efforts to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the lack of access to sexual education services and sexual violence against young women and girls. Vaginal formulations for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections are currently gaining importance in drug development. Vaginal mucoadhesive tablets can be developed by including natural polymers that have good binding capacity with mucosal tissues, such as chitosan or guar gum, semisynthetic polymers such as hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, or synthetic polymers such as Eudragit(®) RS...
February 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230746/oxidation-of-5-chloromethylfurfural-cmf-to-2-5-diformylfuran-dff
#4
Ana I Vicente, Jaime A S Coelho, Svilen P Simeonov, Hristina I Lazarova, Margarita D Popova, Carlos A M Afonso
2,5-Diformylfuran (DFF) is an important biorenewable building block, namely for the manufacture of new polymers that may replace existing materials derived from limited fossil fuel resources. The current reported methods for the preparation of DFF are mainly derived from the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and, to a lesser extent, directly from fructose. 5-Chloromethylfurfural (CMF) has been considered an alternative to HMF as an intermediate building block due to its advantages regarding stability, polarity, and availability from glucose and cellulose...
February 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230317/p-cymene-as-a-solvent-for-olefin-metathesis-matching-efficiency-and-sustainability
#5
Eduardo N Dos Santos, Artur V Granato, Alexandra G Santos
The underexploited, biorenewable, p-cymene is employed as a solvent for the metathesis of various substrates. p-cymene is a nontoxic compound that can be obtained in large amounts from side product of cellulose and citrus industry. For the cross-metathesis of estragole with methyl acrylate, this solvent prevents the consecutive double-bond isomerization of the product and gives the best yield of all solvents tested. Undesired consecutive isomerization is a major problem for many substrates in olefin metathesis, including pharmaceutical precursors, and the use of p-cymene as solvent may be a way to prevent it...
February 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230109/pentose-sugars-inhibit-metabolism-and-increase-expression-of-an-agrd-type-cyclic-pentapeptide-in-clostridium-thermocellum
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Tobin J Verbeke, Richard J Giannone, Dawn M Klingeman, Nancy L Engle, Thomas Rydzak, Adam M Guss, Timothy J Tschaplinski, Steven D Brown, Robert L Hettich, James G Elkins
Clostridium thermocellum could potentially be used as a microbial biocatalyst to produce renewable fuels directly from lignocellulosic biomass due to its ability to rapidly solubilize plant cell walls. While the organism readily ferments sugars derived from cellulose, pentose sugars from xylan are not metabolized. Here, we show that non-fermentable pentoses inhibit growth and end-product formation during fermentation of cellulose-derived sugars. Metabolomic experiments confirmed that xylose is transported intracellularly and reduced to the dead-end metabolite xylitol...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229392/determination-of-rabeprazole-enantiomers-in-commercial-tablets-using-immobilized-cellulose-based-stationary-phase
#7
Miri Kim, Su Kyung Yu, Quoc-Ky Truong, Xuan-Lan Mai, Hyun Kyu Chung, Jong-Seong Kang, Kyeong Ho Kim
Rabeprazole is one of the latest proton-pump inhibitors used for treatment of several gastrointestinal disorders. For therapeutic applications, rabeprazole has been administered as a mixture of R-(+) and S-(-) enantiomers. Owing to pharmacological and toxicological differences between stereoisomers, chiral recognition has now become an integral part of drug research and development. A simple and rapid liquid chromatographic method for enantioselective separation and determination of R-(+) and S-(-) enantiomers of rabeprazole in bulk drug and pharmaceutical formulations was developed...
February 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226499/origami-microfluidic-paper-analytical-devices-ompad-for-sensing-and-diagnostics
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Meera Punjiya, Chung Hee Moon, Yu Chen, Sameer Sonkusale, Meera Punjiya, Chung Hee Moon, Yu Chen, Sameer Sonkusale, Yu Chen, Chung Hee Moon, Sameer Sonkusale, Meera Punjiya
Recent research activities in the area of low-cost sensing and diagnostics that are realized on cellulosic paper substrate are presented. First a three-dimensional origami paper-based analytical device (omPAD) with multiple electrochemical sensors, an integrated sample reservoir and tight integration with a custom CMOS potentiostat is presented. Second, an optical sensor array with built-in microfluidic channel for sample delivery is presented. The sensors are fabricated using a combination of wax printing and screen-printing using a solution based approach in ambient conditions without the need for expensive fabrication equipment or a cleanroom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226485/testing-and-comparing-of-film-type-sensor-materials-in-measurement-of-plantar-pressure-distribution
#9
Satu Rajala, Timo Salpavaara, Sampo Tuukkanen, Satu Rajala, Timo Salpavaara, Sampo Tuukkanen, Satu Rajala, Sampo Tuukkanen, Timo Salpavaara
Simple in-shoe sensors based on film-type sensor materials were developed in this study. Three sensor materials were tested: polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF), cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and ElectroMechanical Film (EMFi). Plantar pressure distributions of a subject were measured with the developed in-shoe sensors; each consisting of three sensor channels (lateral and medial metatarsal heads and heel). In addition, piezoelectric sensor sensitivities and crosstalk between the sensor channels were determined. Differences between the tested film-type materials and measured plantar pressure distribution signals were studied...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226459/a-simple-method-for-micropatterning-nanofibrous-hydrogel-film
#10
K Higashi, N Miki, K Higashi, N Miki, K Higashi, N Miki
This paper propose a new fabrication process for micropatterning a nanofibrous thin film made of bacterial cellulose(BC). BC is a hydrogel produced by specific bacteria and composed of pure cellulosic nanoflbers exhibiting 3D network structure. Such nanofibrous structure is found to be appropriate for adhesion of anchorage-dependent cells. Furthermore, BC shows high biocompatibility and mechanical toughness. Thus, the microfabrication technique for BC broadens potentials for applications. In this study, we report a new method for micropatterning BC film with feature resolution comparable with photolithography technology...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225585/two-step-process-to-create-roll-off-superamphiphobic-paper-surfaces
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Lu Jiang, Zhenguan Tang, Rahmat M Clinton, Victor Breedveld, Dennis W Hess
Surface modification of cellulose-based paper which displays roll-off properties for water and oils (surface tension ≥ 23.8 mN·m-1) and good repellency towards n-heptane (20.1 mN·m-1) is reported. Droplets of water, diiodomethane, motor oil, hexadecane and decane all "bead up", i.e. exhibit high contact angles, and roll off the treated surface under the influence of gravity. Unlike widely used approaches that rely on the deposition of nanoparticles or electrospun nanofibers to create superamphiphobic surfaces, our method generates a hierarchical structure as an inherent property of the substrate and displays good adhesion between the film and substrate...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225273/fabric-softener-cellulose-nanocrystal-interaction-a-model-for-assessing-surfactant-deposition-on-cotton
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Evdokia K Oikonomou, Fanny Mousseau, Nikolay Christov, Galder Cristobal, Annie Vacher, Marc Airiau, Claudie Bourgaux, Laurent Heux, Jean-François Berret
There is currently a renewed interest for improving household and personal care formulations to provide more environment friendly products. Fabric conditioners used as softeners have to fulfill a number of stability and biodegradability requirements. They should also display significant adsorption on cotton in the conditions of use. The quantification of surfactant adsorption remains however difficult because the fabric woven structure is complex and deposited amounts are generally small. Here we propose a method to evaluate cellulose/surfactant interactions with increased detection sensitivity...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224899/impact-of-plant-matrix-polysaccharides-on-cellulose-produced-by-surface-tethered-cellulose-synthases
#13
Snehasish Basu, Okako Omadjela, Jochen Zimmer, Jeffrey M Catchmark
Surface immobilized BcsA-B cellulose synthases synthesize crystalline cellulose II under in vitro conditions and were used to explore the interaction between cellulose and hemicelluloses and pectin. The morphology of the cellulose microfibrils changed in the presence of xyloglucan and glucomannan, while pectin did not significantly impact morphology. X-ray diffractometry and FT-IR spectroscopy indicated that crystal size and crystallinity were significantly affected by xyloglucan and glucomannan but not altered by pectin...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224897/cellulose-pectin-composite-hydrogels-intermolecular-interactions-and-material-properties-depend-on-order-of-assembly
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Patricia Lopez-Sanchez, Marta Martinez-Sanz, Mauricio R Bonilla, Dongjie Wang, Elliot P Gilbert, Jason R Stokes, Michael J Gidley
Plant cell walls have a unique combination of strength and flexibility however, further investigations are required to understand how those properties arise from the assembly of the relevant biopolymers. Recent studies indicate that Ca(2+)-pectates can act as load-bearing components in cell walls. To investigate this proposed role of pectins, bioinspired wall models were synthesised based on bacterial cellulose containing pectin-calcium gels by varying the order of assembly of cellulose/pectin networks, pectin degree of methylesterification and calcium concentration...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224895/conductive-microbial-cellulose-as-a-novel-biocathode-for-cr-vi-bioreduction
#15
Mahshid Loloei, Abbas Rezaee, Alireza Sabour Roohaghdam, Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
In the present study, microbial cellulose (MC) as a carbohydrate polymer was made conductive by oxidative polymerization with aniline. Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) were immobilized on the surface of the conductive biopolymer, and this was used as a biocathode in a bioreduction process to reduce Cr (VI) as a model of heavy metals. The results of Fourier transform infrared analysis confirmed that the polyaniline was distributed on the cellulose surface. The maximum tensile stress of the conductive biopolymer was obtained 23MPa using calculating Young's modulus...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224891/side-chain-crystallization-in-alkyl-substituted-cellulose-esters-and-hydroxypropyl-cellulose-esters
#16
Xi Chen, Nan Zheng, Qiao Wang, Lingzhi Liu, Yongfeng Men
The differences in side chain crystallization behavior between cellulose esters (CEs) and hydroxypropyl cellulose esters (HPCEs) were systematically investigated by a combination of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and small and wide-angle X-ray scattering techniques. DSC investigation indicated that under the same side chain length, the fusion enthalpy and the number of crystallized CH2 of CEs were smaller than HPCEs. At the same time, their d-spacing and molecular arrangements were also different from each other...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224889/corrigendum-to-influence-of-molecular-weight-and-degree-of-substitution-of-various-carboxymethyl-celluloses-on-unheated-and-heated-emulsion-type-sausage-models-carbohydr-polym-159-2017-76-85
#17
Monika Gibis, Valerie Schuh, Karin Allard, Jochen Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224888/spherical-nanocrystalline-cellulose-ncc-from-oil-palm-empty-fruit-bunch-pulp-via-ultrasound-assisted-hydrolysis
#18
Z A Zianor Azrina, M Dalour H Beg, M Y Rosli, Ridzuan Ramli, Norhafzan Junadi, A K M Moshiul Alam
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) was isolated from oil palm empty fruit bunch pulp (EFBP) using ultrasound assisted acid hydrolysis. The obtained NCC was analysed using FESEM, XRD, FTIR, and TGA, and compared with raw empty fruit bunch fibre (REFB), empty fruit bunch pulp (EFBP), and treated empty fruit bunch pulp (TEFBP). Based on FESEM analysis, it was found that NCC has a spherical shaped after acid hydrolysis with the assistance of ultrasound. This situation was different compared to previous studies that obtained rod-like shaped of NCC...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224887/facile-and-green-fabrication-of-cellulosed-based-aerogels-for-lampblack-filtration-from-waste-newspaper
#19
Peidong Fan, Yali Yuan, Junkai Ren, Bin Yuan, Qian He, Guangmei Xia, Fengxia Chen, Rui Song
In this study, the lightweight, hydrophobic and porous cellulose-based aerogels (CAGs) were synthesized through a freeze-drying process using waste newspaper as the only raw material. After crosslinking with glutaraldehyde and treatment with trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS) using a simple thermal chemical vapor deposition process, the resulting CAGs became hydrophobic and oleophilic. Furthermore, the as-prepared CAGs exhibited a low density (17.4-28.7mgcm(-3)) and mesoporous inner-structure. All these properties attributed the novel aerogel not only with a good adsorption capability of oils and organic solvents, including kerosene, nitrobenzene, and chloroform, but also an excellent filtration capacity of lampblack...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224884/water-soluble-co-polyelectrolytes-by-selective-modification-of-cellulose-esters
#20
Shu Liu, Kevin J Edgar
Cellulose-based materials are well-suited for biomedical uses, because of their abundance, renewable nature, biodegradability, and relatively low cost. However, the set of commercially available cellulose esters and ethers is limited in number and diversity, and contains no cationically charged cellulose esters. Herein we report a simple, efficient strategy for synthesizing cationic, water-soluble co-polyelectrolytes from commercial, hydrophobic, renewable-based cellulose esters. Cellulose acetate (degree of substitution (DS) 1...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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