Project leader: Mikael Lindström

Structure and Properties of Hemicelluloses

Hemicelluloses represent one of the largest natural resources on Earth. They occur together with cellulose in plant cell walls and the exact structure varies between different types of plants. However, generally they are heteropolysaccharides that are branched and often also acetylated and methylated. The biological background for the structural heterogeneity of hemicellulose is unclear. Hemicelluloses …

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