Hemicellulose Extraction from Coconut Shell
Hemicelluloses were extracted from coconut shell by ultrasound-assisted alkaline solution of hydrogen peroxide method. Chemical composition and physicochemical properties of the hemicelluloses obtained were elucidated by FT-IR spectra analysis and molecular determination. The results show that the yield of hemicelluloses from coconut shell is highly dependent on the pH-solution, reaction time, and H2O2 concentration.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
L. Li et al., "Hemicellulose Extraction from Coconut Shell", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 1203-1206, 2012