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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 455–458 | Cite as

Inhibition of cellulases by impurities in Steam-Exploded wood

  • A. P. Sinitsyn
  • L. S. Clesceri
  • H. R. Bungay
Original Articles

Abstract

Steam explosion of hardwood chips produces impurities that reduce the activity and stability of cellulases. Washing the exploded wood with water removes the inhibitors and permits hydrolysis equivalent to that with purified cellulose.

Index entries

Inhibition, ofTrichoderma cellulases cellulases, inhibition of impurities, inhibition of wood cellulases by wood, inhibition of cellulases in 

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© The Humana Press Inc 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Sinitsyn
    • 1
  • L. S. Clesceri
    • 1
  • H. R. Bungay
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy

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