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Green and Inexpensive Choline-Derived Solvents for Cellulose Decrystallization

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  • Dr. Qinghua Zhang,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
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  • Maud Benoit,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
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  • Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
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  • Dr. Joël Barrault,

    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
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  • Dr. François Jérôme

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
    • Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Université de Poitiers/CNRS, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France), Fax: (+33) 549-45-33-49
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Abstract

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A new generation of cheap and sustainable choline-derived ionic solvents is reported. These solvents are capable of rapidly dissolving and decrystallizing microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) in only a few minutes, thus offering an eco-efficient alternative to the traditional use of imidazolium-based ionic liquids (see scheme).

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