Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Structural, Anatomy Characteristics and Thermal Properties of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus (Diss)

Chenah May* and Amrani Moussa

Laboratory of Soft Technology, Valorization, Physico Chemistry of Biological Materials and Biodiversity, Faculty of Science, M’Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdes, Algeria

*Corresponding Author: Chenah May, Laboratory of Soft Technology, Valorization, Physico Chemistry of Biological Materials and Biodiversity, Faculty of Science, M’Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdes, Algeria.

Received: December 30, 2019; Published: January 22, 2020



  The structure, anatomical characteristics and thermal properties of the plant ampledosmos mauriatnicus were analyzed. The analysis of mineral compounds was carried out by X-ray fluorescence (FRX). Physical properties were investigated by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to investigate the structure and morphology of sample. The results reveal the % (W/W) cellulose content of Diss is 28.13 %, hemicelluloses content is 26.26% and lignin content is 24.95 %. Analysis of extractives contents in Diss were revealed to be 12.03 %. According to XRD data, Diss showed, a crystallinity index (CI) 52.5 %. High crystallinity of cellulose induces thermal decomposition of fibers at high temperatures. These results show that this plant is rich in cellulosic fibers and that could be used as raw material in industries and paper making.

Keywords: Ampelodesmos mauritanicus; Cellulose; Hemicellulose



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Citation: Chenah May and Amrani Moussa. “Structural, Anatomy Characteristics and Thermal Properties of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus (Diss)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.2 (2020): 92-97.


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