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A new application of ionic liquids for heterogeneously catalyzed acetylation of cellulose under solvent-free conditions
- Zhang, Xinxing, Zhang, Wei, Tian, Dong, Zhou, Zehang, Lu, Canhui
- RSC advances 2013 v.3 no.21 pp. 7722-7725
- acetylation, catalysts, catalytic activity, cellulose, cellulose acetate, cotton fabric, ionic liquids, wastes
- We have developed a simple and effective route for high yield production of cellulose acetate from waste cotton fabric. A small amount of Brønsted acidic ionic liquid (15 mol%) was used as the heterogeneous catalyst in this solvent-free process to synthesize cellulose acetate with a yield of 124.7%.