卿青博士等在Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology发表相关研究论文

发布时间:2014-06-06浏览次数:408

Investigation of a novel acid-catalyzed ionic liquid pretreatment method to improve biomass enzymatic hydrolysis conversion

Qing Qing, Rong Hu, Yucai He, Yue Zhang, Liqun Wang*

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2014)98:5275–5286 (IF: 3.689)

Pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials is a prerequisite to facilitate the disruption of the natural recalcitrance of their carbohydrate–lignin shield and to allow enzymes to easily access the crystalline cellulose surfaces. In this study, an efficient acid-catalyzed aqueous IL pretreatment process was developed to optimize the total sugar conversion of pretreated biomass and to reduce IL usage. The experimental results demonstrated that the total sugar conversion was raised to 92.7% with the synergistic effects of IL (1,3-dimethylimidazolium dimethylphosphate, [MMIM]DMP) and dilute hydrochloric acid (HCl) under pretreatment conditions of 110°C for 2h, compared to the conversion of only 27.3% obtained with untreated corn stover. Moreover, the addition of the inorganic acids, especially HCl, to the IL pretreatment was found to not only significantly destroy the crystalline structure of cellulose in corn stover, promoting the conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose to monomeric sugars, but also provide an opportunity to reduce the usage of expensive IL solvents.