SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • biotransformations;
  • carbohydrates;
  • nanoparticles;
  • receptors;
  • ruthenium
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

A reversible cellulose binding agent, 1-(4′-(4′′-(2′′′-boronobenzyl)piperazinyl)-2′-butenyl)-3-n-butylimidazolium chloride 1, is synthesized by reacting 2-((4′-allylpiperazinyl)methyl) phenylboronic acid with 3-allyl-1-n-butylimidazolium chloride. 1 is miscible with ionic liquids, and when combined with Ru nanoparticles as a catalyst, cellulose can be converted to polyols under mild conditions. The catalyst can be recycled with sustained activity.