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Ionic Liquids and Cellulose: Dissolution, Chemical Modification and Preparation of New Cellulosic Materials

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POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Avda. Tolosa 72, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
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Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, E-48011 Bilbao, Spain
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(7), 11922-11940; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms150711922
Received: 5 May 2014 / Revised: 13 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ionic Liquids 2014 & Selected Papers from ILMAT 2013)
Due to its abundance and a wide range of beneficial physical and chemical properties, cellulose has become very popular in order to produce materials for various applications. This review summarizes the recent advances in the development of new cellulose materials and technologies using ionic liquids. Dissolution of cellulose in ionic liquids has been used to develop new processing technologies, cellulose functionalization methods and new cellulose materials including blends, composites, fibers and ion gels. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellulose; ionic liquid; polymerized ionic liquid; composite cellulose; ionic liquid; polymerized ionic liquid; composite
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Isik, M.; Sardon, H.; Mecerreyes, D. Ionic Liquids and Cellulose: Dissolution, Chemical Modification and Preparation of New Cellulosic Materials. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 11922-11940.

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