Knowledge about the carbohydrate composition of pulp and paper samples is essential for their characterization, further processing, and understanding the properties. In this study, we compare sulfuric acid hydrolysis and acidic methanolysis, followed by GC–MS analysis of the corresponding products, by means of 42 cellulose and polysaccharide samples. Results are discussed and compared to solid-state NMR (crystallinity) and gel permeation chromatography (weight-averaged molecular mass) data. The use of the hydrolysis methods in the context of cellulose conservation science is evaluated, using e-beam treated and artificially aged cellulose samples.
|Number of pages||16|
|Early online date||23 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2021|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Electron beam irradiation
- Sulfuric acid hydrolysis
- Historic paper