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Research Project: Chemical Conversion of Biomass into High Value Products

Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-products Research

Title: Functional Co-products from Sorghum Biomass

item Yadav, Madhav
item Sarker, Majher

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2021
Publication Date: 10/27/2021
Citation: Yadav, M.P., Sarker, M.I. 2021. Functional Co-products from Sorghum Biomass. In: Sarker, M.I., Liu, L., Yadav, M.P. Yosief, H.O., Hussain, S.A., editors. Conversion of Renewable Biomass into Bioproducts. Volume 1392. ACS Symposium Series. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 7-14.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The percent yield of hemicellulose B (Hemi. B) isolated from sorghum bran, sorghum bagasse and sorghum biomass are low (4.17 to 7.62 %, based on the original dry material). But all three Hemi. B samples are functional, showing very good emulsion stabilizing capacity in oil-in-water emulsion system. The average molecular weight of Hemi. B from all three sorghum materials is high and their molecular weight correlates very well with their intrinsic viscosity with the highest and the lowest molecular weight samples showing the highest and the lowest viscosity, respectively. The sorghum bagasse and biomass have higher percent of cellulose fraction than sorghum bran. Though the yield of cellulose fraction differs in three sorghum materials, but they all are functional with high water holding capacity at room temperature, showing a great potential for their use in many food products as a non-caloric water binding agent.