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Table 1 Chemical composition of Calotropis procera fiber and selected common natural fibers

From: Preparation and characterization of cellulose nanocrystal extracted from Calotropis procera biomass

Constituent (%)LigninCelluloseHemicellulose
Original fiber9.7 ± 1.264.1 ± 1.619.5 ± 1.2
Alkali treated fiber9.5 ± 1.364.1 ± 1.420.1 ± 0.8
Delignined fiber1.7 ± 0.974.5 ± 0.524.1 ± 1.1
Bleached fiber0.4 ± 0.191.3 ± 1.18.2 ± 0.9
Kenaf15.8 ± 1.950.7 ± 1.121.5 ± 1.5
Fiber flax2.2 ± 0.561.0 ± 0.918.6 ± 1.5
Onion skin38.9 ± 1.341.1 ± 1.116.2 ± 0.6