Bacterial Cellulose Production from Beet Molasses

  • SMAS Keshk
  • TMA Razek
  • K Sameshima
Keywords: Bacterial cellulose products, beet molasses, Gluconacetobacter xylinus, IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry


10245. The yield of the bacterial cellulose (BC) produced from beet molasses was higher than that using glucose as a sole carbon source. The structure of BC produced in presence of beet molasses was studied using IR spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry. IR spectra show the relative absorbance of CO-
C ether linkage (at 1120 cm-1) in BC using glucose has a relatively lower value than that from molasses. This indicates that BC produced from glucose has a relatively higher degree of polymerization. From X-ray pattern, no remarkable differences in crystallinity index of cellulose between the two media were recorded

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