Influence of enzymatic treatment on the properties of linen

Chi Wai Kan, C. W.M. Yuen, S. Q. Jiang, W. S. Tung, S. Y. Cheng

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In this article, the effectiveness of cellulase treatment on linen was evaluated by means of phenol-sulfuric acid method. This method was performed by determining sugar liberation in the treatment bath with the amount expressed in glucose equivalence. As compared with conventional method, the measurement of amount of sugar liberated gave a more reliable and accurate resultthan the weight loss method. It was found that although weight loss of cellulose became negligible when the treatment was done under agitation-free condition, the amount of sugar liberated was still readily measurable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2007


  • Enzyme
  • Fabric
  • Modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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