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Electrospinning of chitin nanofibers directly from an ionic liquid extract of shrimp shells

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Abstract

High molecular weight chitin fibers were electrospun in a one-pot process directly from a 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate solution of chitin extracted from dried shrimp shell. Such a technology obviates the need not only for the many chemicals and the energy used in industrial isolation of chitin from crustacean shells but also saves the chemicals, energy, and time needed to prepare chitin spinning dopes.

Graphical abstract: Electrospinning of chitin nanofibers directly from an ionic liquid extract of shrimp shells

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2012, accepted on 20 Dec 2012 and first published on 20 Dec 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2GC36582K
Citation: Green Chem., 2013,15, 601-607
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    Electrospinning of chitin nanofibers directly from an ionic liquid extract of shrimp shells

    P. S. Barber, C. S. Griggs, J. R. Bonner and R. D. Rogers, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 601
    DOI: 10.1039/C2GC36582K

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