Author(s): Swatloski RP, Spear SK, Holbrey JD, Rogers RD
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Abstract We report here initial results that demonstrate that cellulose can be dissolved without activation or pretreatment in, and regenerated from, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride and other hydrophilic ionic liquids. This may enable the application of ionic liquids as alternatives to environmentally undesirable solvents currently used for dissolution of this important bioresource.
This article was published in J Am Chem Soc
and referenced in Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics