Unconventional Cellulose Products Through Nucleophilic Displacement Reactions

  title={Unconventional Cellulose Products Through Nucleophilic Displacement Reactions},
  author={Katrin Petzold-Welcke and Nico Michaelis and Thomas S. Heinze},
The paper highlights the synthesis of unconventionally functionalized cellulose derivatives obtained by nucleophilic displacement (S N ) reactions. The key intermediates, cellulose sulphonates, are discussed due to the fact that sulphonate groups play the major role as leaving group in S N reactions with the biopolymer. A short overview about "classical" S N reactions will be given. The main part of the review is focused on novel cellulose products in particular aminodeoxy cellulose derivatives… CONTINUE READING