Cellulose, a β-glucan insoluble in water is an important constituent of plant cell wall. It is a tough, fibrous polysaccharide, which has a linear chain of glucose residues, linked with β-1,4 bond. Plants produces this biopolymer abundantly.
Cellulose (medium fibers) is used in metabolic pathway and carbohydrate applications. Cellulose has been used to study biofuel and biorefinery applications.
Cellulose has been used:
- for biomass analysis in pyrolysis process
- in column chromatography to purify organisms from uninfected erythrocytes and white cells
- as a standard in fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to study conformational characteristics of bacterial cellulose (BC) obtained from Hestrin-Schramm (HS) medium
- as a control in diet-related animal studies to evaluate the hypocholesterolemic activity of botryosphaeran
High purity cellulose powders for partition chromatography.
100, 250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly drum
Cellulose helps in maintaining the structural stability of plant cell walls. It is an important component of paper and fabrics made from cotton, and linen.