A "by-productless" cellulose foaming agent for use in imidazolium ionic liquids

Janet L Scott, G Unali, A Perosa

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Cellulose foams, or sponges, are produced from solutions in ionic liquids by the aqueous acid mediated decomposition of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium-2-carboxylates, where the alkyl group and acid may be selected such that the by-product is the ionic liquid solvent: a by-productless foaming.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2970-2972
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
Early online date18 Jan 2011
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2011


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