Extensional rheology of cellulose-ionic liquid (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate) solution

Heini Lehtonen, Jan P. Plog, Denis Ingildeev, Michael Hummel, Herbert Sixta

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Objective of this project is to study whether extensional rheology is applicable for solutions of cellulose in ionic liquids. Rheological properties of cellulose-IL solutions have been studied widely with rotational rheometers. The lack of publications in the field of extensional rheology and interest towards supplemental information for dry-wet spinning process motivated for further experiments.Two polymeric raw materials are used; cotton linters and sulphite pulp. Pulps are characterized (molar mass distribution, intrinsic viscosity) and dissolved in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate at different concentrations. A capillary break-up extensional rheometer (CaBER) is used for the rheological characterization of the extensional behaviour of the solutions. The results are compared with results from a conventional rotational rheometer.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event239th ACS National Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 21 Mar 201025 Mar 2010
Conference number: 239


Conference239th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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