Accessibility navigation


Production and purification of xylooligosaccharides from oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre by a non-isothermal process

Ho, A. L., Carvalheiro, F., Duarte, L. C., Roseiro, L. B., Charalampopoulos, D. and Rastall, R. A. (2014) Production and purification of xylooligosaccharides from oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre by a non-isothermal process. Bioresource Technology, 152. pp. 526-529. ISSN 0960-8524

Full text not archived in this repository.

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.10.114

Abstract/Summary

Oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) fibre, a by-product generated from non-woody, tropical perennial oil palm crop was evaluated for xylooligosaccharides (XOS) production. Samples of OPEFB fibre were subjected to non-isothermal autohydrolysis treatment using a temperature range from 150 to 220 °C. The highest XOS concentration, 17.6 g/L which relayed from solubilisation of 63 g/100 g xylan was achieved at 210 °C and there was a minimum amount of xylose and furfural being produced. The chromatographic purification which was undertaken to purify the oligosaccharide-rich liquor resulted in a product with 74–78% purity, of which 83–85% was XOS with degree of polymerisation (DP) between 5 and 40.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Research Group
ID Code:39039
Uncontrolled Keywords:Autohydrolysis; Gel filtration chromatography; Oil palm empty fruit bunch; Xylooligosaccharides
Publisher:Elsevier

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation