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Title: Method of saccharifying cellulose

Abstract

A method of saccharifying cellulose by incubation with the cellulase of Clostridium thermocellum in a broth containing an efficacious amount of a reducing agent. Other incubation parameters which may be advantageously controlled to stimulate saccharification include the concentration of alkaline earth salts, pH, temperature, and duration. By the method of the invention, even native crystalline cellulose such as that found in cotton may be completely saccharified.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Brookline, MA
  2. Wellesley, MA
  3. Decatur, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865590
Patent Number(s):
4540664
Application Number:
06/494,482
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-02-4198; XR-9-8109-1
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; saccharifying; cellulose; incubation; cellulase; clostridium; thermocellum; broth; containing; efficacious; amount; reducing; agent; parameters; advantageously; controlled; stimulate; saccharification; concentration; alkaline; earth; salts; ph; temperature; duration; native; crystalline; found; cotton; completely; saccharified; crystalline cellulose; alkaline earth; reducing agent; earth salts; saccharifying cellulose; clostridium thermocellum; /435/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Eric A, Demain, Arnold L, and Madia, Ashwin. Method of saccharifying cellulose. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Johnson, Eric A, Demain, Arnold L, & Madia, Ashwin. Method of saccharifying cellulose. United States.
Johnson, Eric A, Demain, Arnold L, and Madia, Ashwin. Tue . "Method of saccharifying cellulose". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865590.
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title = {Method of saccharifying cellulose},
author = {Johnson, Eric A and Demain, Arnold L and Madia, Ashwin},
abstractNote = {A method of saccharifying cellulose by incubation with the cellulase of Clostridium thermocellum in a broth containing an efficacious amount of a reducing agent. Other incubation parameters which may be advantageously controlled to stimulate saccharification include the concentration of alkaline earth salts, pH, temperature, and duration. By the method of the invention, even native crystalline cellulose such as that found in cotton may be completely saccharified.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {9}
}

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