It is shown that alkaline delignification of flax fibre is polychronic and is characterized by an uneven increase in the maximum effective rate constant when the temperature is increased from 328 to 358 K. It is hypothesized that the jump in kmax is due to a sharp increase in the number of fibre microvolumes accessible to the reagent while their distribution with respect to the kinetic nonequivalence parameter remains unchanged. The reaction of hydrolysis of cellulose with formation of soluble oligosaccharides accompanying alkaline delignification of flax makes it inexpedient to totally remove the lignin by significantly increasing the treatment temperature.
KeywordsPolymer Cellulose Hydrolysis Organic Chemistry Lignin
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