Chemocatalytic hydrolysis of cellulose at 37 °c, 1 atm
The metal salt-Brønsted acidic ionic liquid system composed of ZnCl2·1.74H2O-1-(1-propylsulfonic)-3-methylimidazolium chloride can directly hydrolyze untreated cellulose in 78% total reducing sugar and 19% glucose yield at 37 °C, 1 atm in 4.0 days. The new chemical catalyst is used at a temperature lower than typical cellulase enzyme operating conditions.
Amarasekara, A., & Wiredu, B. (2016). Chemocatalytic hydrolysis of cellulose at 37 °c, 1 atm. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/chemistry-physics-facpubs/64