Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2012 Vol: 4 Issue: 7

Estimation of sugars by acid hydrolysis of paddy husk by standard methods

Abstract

Paddy husk is a lignocelluloses source that can be converted to reducing sugars. Paddy husk was hydrol yzed using sulphuric acid (0.2N) at a temperature 65-70 °C. I t was observed that the degradation has significant effects with respect to amount of husk taken and in turn sugar y ield is around 40-50% each which is estimated by Be rtrand’s, Benedict’s and Lane-Eynon methods.