Table 2: Chemical composition (% w/w, dry basis) of Brazilian SB reported in the literature.

Component (%)Reference
Pitarelo [27]1*da Silva et al. [28]2Canilha et al. [19]3*Rocha et al. [15]4*Brienzo et al. [29]5Rabelo et al. [30]6

Cellulose41.138.845.045.542.438.4
Hemicellulose22.726.025.827.025.223.2
Lignin31.432.4#19.121.119.625.0
Ash2.42.81.02.21.61.5
Extractives6.89.14.6
Others

*Extractives-free basis.
#Lignin and others.
Extracting solvents: 1dichloromethane, ethanol : toluene (1 : 2), ethanol, and hot water; 2none; 3water and ethanol; 4ethanol; 5ethanol; 6none.