The influences of xylan on the properties of bacterial cellulose nanocrystals

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Abstract

In plant cell wall, cellulose is imbedded in a matrix consisting of cell wall polysaccharides such as hemicelluloses and pectin. The cellulose-cell wall polysaccharides interaction and its effects on cellulose microfibril assembly and crystallization using bacterial cellulose (BC) as a model system have been extensively studied. In this study, the impacts of xylan on the properties of bacterial cellulose nanocrystals (BCNCs) were investigated. G. hansenii (ATCC 23769) was chosen as a model strain to produce BC control and BC/xylan pellicles. The pellicles were subsequently subjected to acid hydrolysis at the same conditions to produce different nanocrytsals. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) observation indicated that xylan could promote BCNCs bundling and tailor the geometrical dimensions of BCNCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3008-3011
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510810501
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 29 2015

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
Volume4

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period7/26/157/29/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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    Chi, K., & Catchmark, J. M. (2015). The influences of xylan on the properties of bacterial cellulose nanocrystals. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015 (pp. 3008-3011). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015; Vol. 4). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.