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Solvent‐free enzyme activity: quick, high‐yielding mechano‐enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose into glucose

Mechanochemistry enables enzymatic cleavage of cellulose into glucose without bulk solvents, acids, other aggressive reagents or substrate pre‐treatment. This clean mechano‐enzymatic process is also directly applicable to biomass, avoids many limitations associated with the use of cellulases, and produces glucose concentrations >3 times the highest obtained by conventional methods.

Authors:   Fabien Hammerer, Leigh Loots, Jean-Louis Do, J. P. Daniel Therien, Christopher W. Nickels, Tomislav Friscic, Karine Auclair
Journal:   Angewandte Chemie
Year:   2018
Pages:   n/a
DOI:   10.1002/ange.201711643
Publication date:   17-Jan-2018
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