Inorganic Molten Salts as Solvents for Cellulose

  title={Inorganic Molten Salts as Solvents for Cellulose},
  author={Stefan Fischer and Heike Leipner and Katrin Th{\"u}mmler and Erica Brendler and Jana Peters},
Inorganic molten salts can be used as efficient solvents for cellulose in a wide range of degrees of polymerization. Furthermore, molten salts can be applied as reaction medium for the derivatization of cellulose. For both dissolution and derivatization of cellulose, knowledge of the solution state as well as information about chemical interactions with the solvent system is essential. Using the melts of LiClO4·3H2O, NaSCN/KSCN/LiSCN·2H2O and LiCl/ZnCl2/H2O as cellulose solvents, factors which… 
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