Impact of ionic liquid pretreatment conditions on cellulose crystalline structure using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate.

@article{Cheng2012ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of ionic liquid pretreatment conditions on cellulose crystalline structure using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate.},
  author={Gang Cheng and Patanjali Varanasi and Rohit Romesh Arora and Vitalie Stavila and Blake A. Simmons and Michael S Kent and Seema Singh},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2012},
  volume={116 33},
  pages={10049-54}
}
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been shown to affect cellulose crystalline structure in lignocellulosic biomass during pretreatment. A systematic investigation of the swelling and dissolution processes associated with IL pretreatment is needed to better understand cellulose structural transformation. In this work, 3-20 wt % microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel) solutions were treated with 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C(2)mim][OAc]) and a mixture of [C(2)mim][OAc] with the nonsolvent dimethyl… CONTINUE READING