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Chitin and chitosan dissolved in ionic liquids as reversible sorbents of CO2

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Abstract

A novel dissolving process for chitin and chitosan has been developed by using the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium chloride ([Bmim]Cl) as a solvent, and a novel application of chitin and chitosan as substitutes for amino-functionalized synthetic polymers for capturing and releasing CO2 has also been exploited based on this processing strategy.

Graphical abstract: Chitin and chitosan dissolved in ionic liquids as reversible sorbents of CO2

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The article was received on 06 Dec 2005, accepted on 02 Feb 2006 and first published on 27 Feb 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B517297G
Citation: Green Chem., 2006,8, 630-633
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    Chitin and chitosan dissolved in ionic liquids as reversible sorbents of CO2

    H. Xie, S. Zhang and S. Li, Green Chem., 2006, 8, 630
    DOI: 10.1039/B517297G

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