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Hemicellulose Properties

Hemicellulose

Description

 

Hemicellulose is any of several heteropolymers, such as arabinoxylans, present along with cellulose in almost all plant cell walls.It is easily hydrolyzed by dilute acid or base as well as myriad hemicellulase enzymes.Hemicelluloses are synthesised from sugar nucleotides in the cell's Golgi apparatus.Hemicellulose found in hardwood trees is predominantly xylan with some glucomannan, while in softwoods it is mainly rich in galactoglucomannan and contains only a small amount of xylan.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 8024-50-8
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