Synthesis of glucose esters from cellulose in ionic liquids

@inproceedings{Ignatyev2011SynthesisOG,
  title={Synthesis of glucose esters from cellulose in ionic liquids},
  author={I. A. Ignatyev and Charlie Van Doorslaer and P. Mertens and K. Binnemans and D. Vos},
  year={2011}
}
  • I. A. Ignatyev, Charlie Van Doorslaer, +2 authors D. Vos
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry
  • Abstract The transformation of cellulose into glucose ester α-d-glucose pentaacetate (GPAc) was carried out in ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride under mild reaction conditions. The reaction comprises two steps: the first involves a hydrolysis reaction, yielding α-d-glucose and glucose oligomers; and then only after some time, the acetylating reagent acetic anhydride is added. Under optimized conditions and with the acidic resin Amberlyst 15DRY as a hydrolysis catalyst, a 70… CONTINUE READING
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