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Determining relative rates of cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids through in situ viscosity measurement

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Using in situ viscosity measurement, the rate of cellulose dissolution in a number of ionic liquids has been determined allowing their performance as solvents to be quantitatively assessed. 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium ethanoate was shown to dissolve cellulose faster than analogous ionic liquids with chloride or dimethylphosphate anions. Analysis of the data highlights the influence of both anion basicity and relative concentration on the rate of dissolution.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2012, accepted on 29 Mar 2012 and first published on 24 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31487H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 5620-5622
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    Determining relative rates of cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids through in situ viscosity measurement

    H. Cruz, M. Fanselow, J. D. Holbrey and K. R. Seddon, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5620
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31487H

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