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Activation of Microcrystalline Cellulose in a CO2-Based Switchable System

Authors

  • Dr. Qinghua Zhang,

    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Nermin Simge Oztekin,

    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Joël Barrault,

    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier,

    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. François Jérôme

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
    • Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, CNRS/Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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Abstract

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MCC Hammer: Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is dissolved and subsequently regenerated in a CO2-based switchable solvent system, drastically reducing its crystallinity index and thereby its recalcitrance to hydrolysis. Among the investigated systems, based on cheap, widely available chemicals, is one capable of dissolving up to 15 wt % MCC within 1 h at room temperature. Break it down!

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