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Issue 3, 2013
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Electrospinning of chitin nanofibers directly from an ionic liquid extract of shrimp shells

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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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Submitted
08 Oct 2012
Accepted
20 Dec 2012
First published
20 Dec 2012

Green Chem., 2013,15, 601-607
Article type
Communication

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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