Table 1: Weight percent fermentable sugars recovered from safflower whole seeds pretreated with [C2mim][Ac]-MeOH at 64, 100, and 120°C. Yields are reported relative to weight of whole seed.

wt% [C2mim][Ac]Safflower whole seed (wt% glucose, xylose)a
64°C100°C120°C
glucosexyloseglucosexyloseglucosexylose

45%11.8 (0.1)3.1 (0.0)13.7 (0.2)5.4 (0.5)15.4 (0.4)7.3 (0.2)
60%16.4 (0.5)7.3 (0.4)
70%11.2 (0.3)3.5 (0.0)15.4 (0.3)7.0 (0.1)17.4 (0.2)8.0 (0.2)
80%17.3 (0.3)7.6 (0.1)
100%12.1 (0.0)3.5 (0.2)14.5 (0.2)5.9 (0.2)16.7 (0.2)7.5 (0.1)

The reported values are averages of at least two samples. The values in brackets are the deviations of the measured values from the mean.