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Rapid extraction of epidermis chlorophyll of moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) culm using ultrasonics

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Journal of Wood ScienceOfficial Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society199844:BF00521879

  • Received: 27 March 1997
  • Accepted: 2 September 1997
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The feasibility of applying ultrasonics to the chlorophyll extraction of bamboo culm was evaluated to establish an efficient reliable method for chlorophyll extraction from the epidermis of bamboo culm. The results demonstrate that extraction of epidermis chlorophyll from bamboo culm with acetone by ultrasonics for 3 min is a rapid, reliable method.

Key words Bamboo

  • Phyllostachys pubescens
  • Chlorophyll
  • Extraction
  • Ultrasonics