INFLUENCE OF CELLULOSE POLYMERIZATION DEGREE AND CRYSTALLINITY ON KINETICS OF CELLULOSE DEGRADATION

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Edita Jasiukaitytė-Grojzdek,; Matjaž Kunaver,; Ida Poljanšek;
(2012)
  • Publisher: North Carolina State University
  • Journal: BioResources (issn: 1930-2126)
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  • Subject: Cellulose | Acid-catalyzed degradation | ‘Quantum mode’ mechanism | Ethylene glycol | p-Toluene sulfonic acid monohydrate | Kinetics | Biotechnology | TP248.13-248.65

Cellulose was treated in ethylene glycol with p-toluene sulfonic acid monohydrate as a catalyst at different temperatures. At the highest treatment temperature (150 °C) liquefaction of wood pulp cellulose was achieved and was dependant on cellulose polymerization degree... View more
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