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Dissolution or extraction of crustacean shells using ionic liquids to obtain high molecular weight purified chitin and direct production of chitin films and fibers

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1-Ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate can completely dissolve raw crustacean shells, leading to recovery of a high purity, high molecular weight chitin powder and to fibers and films which can be spun directly from the extract solution.

Graphical abstract: Dissolution or extraction of crustacean shells using ionic liquids to obtain high molecular weight purified chitin and direct production of chitin films and fibers

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2010, accepted on 12 Apr 2010 and first published on 22 Apr 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C003583A
Green Chem., 2010,12, 968-971

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    Dissolution or extraction of crustacean shells using ionic liquids to obtain high molecular weight purified chitin and direct production of chitin films and fibers

    Y. Qin, X. Lu, N. Sun and R. D. Rogers, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 968
    DOI: 10.1039/C003583A

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