Chapter 9: Mechanisms of Xylose and Xlio-oligomer Degradation During Acid Pretreatment

Xianghong Qian, Mark R. Nimlos

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Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationBiomass Recalcitrance: Deconstructing the Plant Cell Wall for Bioenergy
EditorsM. E. Himmel
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)1405163607, 9781405163606
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-510-44216


  • Computational techniques and molecular dynamics simulations
  • Effects of solvent water molecules
  • Experimental investigation of hydrolysis
  • Hydrolysis of xylobiose
  • Mechanisms of xylose and xylo-oligomer degradation in acid pretreatment
  • Static electronic structure theory
  • Xylobiose calculations
  • Xylose degradation reactions in vacuum

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