Determination of the structure of cellulose II.

  title={Determination of the structure of cellulose II.},
  author={Francis J. Kolpak and Jerry Blackwell},
  volume={9 2},
The structure of regenerated cellulose is shown by x-ray diffraction to be comprised of an array of antiparallel chain molecules. The determination was based on the intensity data from rayon fibers and utilized rigid-body least-squares refinement techniques. The unit cell is monoclinic with space group P2(1) and dimensions a = 8.01 A, b = 9.04 A, c = 10.36 A (fiber axis), and gamma = 117.1 degrees. Models containing chains with the same sense (parallel) or alternating sense (antiparallel) were… CONTINUE READING