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Table 3 The Chemical components of Abelmoschus esculentus (okra) whole stalks

From: Application of soda-AQ pulping to agricultural waste (okra stalks) from Sudan

Chemical Composition, % Whole stalks
Ash 6.3
Total Silica 1.6
Solubility in
 Hot water 4.1
 Cold water 0.4
 Alcohol (Ethanol) 1.2
 Ethanol: cyclohexane(1:2) 1.1
 1% NaOH 27.6
Kurschner- Hoffer cellulose 48.5
Alfa-cellulose 43.7
Pentosans 19.3
Lignin 15.3
Total Extractives 9.3
Cellulose to lignin ratio 3.2