The effect of cellulase treatment on hydrolysis of linen

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

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In this paper, the effect of cellulase treatment was evaluated by means of phenol-sulphuric acid method. This method was performed by determining sugar liberation in the treatment bath with the amount expressed in glucose equivalent. As compared with conventional method, the measurement of amount of sugar liberated gave a more reliable and accurate result than the weight loss method. It was found that although the 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)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2006


  • Cellulase
  • Cellulosic fibre
  • Sugar
  • Tearing strength
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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