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Dissolution of cork biopolymers in biocompatible ionic liquids

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Abstract

Classically, the best attempts to separate suberin from cork biopolymers have resulted in low efficiency; here, we report a class of biocompatible and biodegradable cholinium-based ionic liquids, the cholinium alkanoates, which show a highly efficient and specific dissolution of the suberin domains from cork biopolymers.

Graphical abstract: Dissolution of cork biopolymers in biocompatible ionic liquids

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The article was received on 28 Oct 2009, accepted on 04 Dec 2009 and first published on 05 Jan 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B922553F
Citation: Green Chem., 2010,12, 367-369
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    Dissolution of cork biopolymers in biocompatible ionic liquids

    H. Garcia, R. Ferreira, M. Petkovic, J. L. Ferguson, M. C. Leitão, H. Q. N. Gunaratne, K. R. Seddon, L. P. N. Rebelo and C. Silva Pereira, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 367
    DOI: 10.1039/B922553F

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