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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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Submitted
28 Oct 2009
Accepted
04 Dec 2009
First published
05 Jan 2010

Green Chem., 2010,12, 367-369
Article type
Communication

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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