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TitlePolymers from bamboo extracts produced by laccase
Author(s)Su, Jing
Wang Cheng
Noro, Jennifer Martins
Cavaco-Paulo, Artur
Silva, Carla Manuela Pereira Marinho
Jiajia Fu
KeywordsBamboo powder
Phenolic compound extraction
Bamboo tablets
Issue dateOct-2018
CitationJing Su; Wang, Cheng; Jennifer Noro; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Silva, Carla; Fu, Jiajia, Polymers from bamboo extracts produced by laccase. Polymers, 10(10), 1141, 2018
Abstract(s)A green methodology for the production of polymers from bamboo powder was investigated. The optimal conditions for the extraction of components from bamboo were defined by incubating the powder in an acetate buffer (pH 5) under boiling for 2 h. Native laccase from Myceliophthora thermophila was used afterwards to oxidize the extracts from the final resulting extraction liquid. The reduction of the free OH content after enzymatic oxidation, as well as the 1H NMR data, confirmed the efficient polymerization of the extracts. The bamboo powder samples were also subjected to high compression and curing, in the absence and in the presence of laccase, to evaluate the hardness of the tablets formed by enzymatic bonding events. The results revealed a higher hardness when the tablets were produced in the presence of laccase, confirming the role of the catalyst on the precipitation of colloidal lignin and phenolic extractives. Herein we produce new oligomers/polymers by laccase oxidation of the extracts resulting from a clean method boiling. At the same time, the data open up new routes for the exploitation of new lignocellulosic materials by the direct application of the enzyme on the bamboo powder material.
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