TITLE

PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS IN REGENERATED MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION BY AN IONIC LIQUID

AUTHOR(S)
Shakeri, Alireza; Staiger, Mark P.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
BioResources;2010, p979
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Phase transformations in microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) were studied following dissolution of 5, 10, and 20 wt. % MCC in the ionic liquid 1- butyl-3-methylimidazolium formate (BMIMFmO) and regeneration via water. BMIMFmO was found to be useful as a non-derivatizing solvent for cellulose without the need for any pre-treatment. Wide angle X-ray scattering indicated that a phase transformation from cellulose I to either a poorly crystalline form of cellulose I and/or cellulose II occurs during regeneration after dissolution in BMIMFmO. The dissolution time affected the resulting microstructure of the regenerated cellulose. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that regeneration from the ionic liquid lowers the decomposition onset temperature and increases the char yield when compared with the as-received MCC.
ACCESSION #
67691436

 

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