Table 3: Chemical composition (% w/w, dry basis) of Brazilian SS reported in the literature.

Component (%)Reference
Moriya [34]1*Pitarelo [27]2*Saad et al. [35]3*da Silva et al. [28]4Luz et al. [36]5Costa et al. [37]6

Cellulose36.134.436.133.633.333.5
Hemicellulose28.318.426.928.927.427.1
Lignin26.240.726.231.8#26.125.8
Ash2.111.72.15.72.62.5
Extractives5.311.55.3
Others10.6

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