Acid Hydrolysis

Acid hydrolysis is a chemical process in which acid is used to convert cellulose or starch to sugar.

It implies a chemical mechanism of hydrolysis catalyzed by a Brønsted-Lowry or Arrhenius acid. By contrast, it does not usually imply hydrolysis by direct electrophilic attack—as may originate from a Lewis acid.

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Cellulosic Ethanol - History
... It involved the use of dilute acid to hydrolyze the cellulose to glucose, and was able to produce 7.6 liters of ethanol per 100 kg of wood waste (18 US gal (68 L) per ton) ... a small but steady amount of research on dilute acid hydrolysis continued at the USFS's Forest Products Laboratory ... With the rapid development of enzyme technologies in the last two decades, the acid hydrolysis process has gradually been replaced by enzymatic hydrolysis ...