Table 3: Weight percent fermentable sugars (relative to weight of whole seed) released from safflower whole seed pretreated with the co-solvent [C2mim][MeSO4]-MeOH.

Wt%  
C2mim MeSO4
Safflower whole seeds (wt% glucose, xylose)a
64°C100°C120°C
glucosexyloseglucosexyloseglucosexylose

45%10.52.39.92.4
70%10.82.3112.210.62.5
100%11.52.2

The reported values represent repeated HPLC measurements that have been verified to vary by no more than four percent of the reported values.