Liquid Crystal Systems from Fibrillar Polysaccharides


THE preparation of a neutral aqueous suspension of cellulose crystallites by hydrolysis in strong sulphuric acid (952 gm./l.) at 30 or 40° C. for 24 hr. has been described1. A similar suspension of crystallite particles of chitin was prepared by treating 20 gm. of purified chitin from crab shells for 1 hr. in 750 ml. of 2.5 N hydrochloric acid under reflux… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/184632a0


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