Activation of thermomechanical pulp by laccases as studied by UV-Vis, UV resonance Raman and FTIR spectroscopy

Anni Lähdetie, Tiina Liitiä, Tarja Tamminen, Jaakko Pere, Anna-Stiina Jääskeläinen

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The changes in lignin structure of spruce thermomechanical pulp (TMP), induced by treatment with laccase of Trametes hirsuta (ThL) and laccase of Melanocarpus albomyces (MaL), has been investigated by UV-Vis, UV resonance Raman (UVRR), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The spectroscopic results showed that the structural changes were small; however, the changes were slightly more pronounced in the case of MaL. Nevertheless, the brightness of the pulps remained higher after treatment with MaL than after treatment with ThL. Accordingly, MaL is a promising enzyme for fiber activation and functionalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-750
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event10th EWLP - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 25 Aug 200828 Aug 2008



  • activation of fibers
  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • laccase
  • thermomechanical pulp (TMP)
  • UVRR spectroscopy
  • UV-Vis spectroscopy

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