Prof. Avtar Matharu & Frederik Zitzmann (doctoral student) about Carbotrace 480:
”We used Carbotrace 480 as an analytical tool to map cellulose content and distribution in our defibrillated cellulose samples which we derived from microalgae. Due to the complex structure of the algal cell wall we had major difficulties in estimating the cellulose content in our samples and very clearly identify cellulose responses in the form of peaks of other types of analysis."
”Carbotrace 480 helped us in a major way as it specifically binds to cellulose and flags it up in green on a confocal laser microscope which gave us the power to clearly estimate cellulose content as well as visually see its distribution in our samples. We will continue our in-depth analysis with Carbotrace and also apply it to samples of other biomass types thus expanding our analytical tool set.”
Prof. Avtar Matharu and Frederik Zitzmann (doctoral student) from Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK
Fluorescence of biomass autofluorescence (red) and Carbotrace 480 bound to defibrillated cellulose derived from microalgae (green). . The images were kindly provided by Prof. Avtar Matharu and Frederik Zitzmann (doctoral student) from Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK