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- Vigo, T.L.; Daigle, D.J.
- Carbohydrate Research 1972 v.21 no.3 pp. 369
- cotton; cellulose; dimethylformamide; temperature; hydrolysis; chemical reactions; formates
- ... Cotton cellulose yarn, either in the untreated state, or altered by swelling pretreatments involving mercerization or solvent-exchange, or both, reacts readily with solutions of thionyl chloride in N,N-dimethylformamide at room temperature. Subsequent hydrolysis produces cellulose formate as the major product; this derivative is presumably formed via reaction of the cellulose with the iminium salt ...