On the solubility of wood in non-derivatising ionic liquids

Lasse Kyllönen, Arno Parviainen, Somdatta Deb, Martin Lawoko, Mikhail Gorlov, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Alistair W.T. King

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Norway spruce wood was mechanically pulverized to varying degrees. The solubility of the wood samples, in a range of common ionic and molecular solvents, was quantified using a novel 31P NMR technique. The results show that intact wood is not soluble under mild treatment conditions, in cellulose-dissolving or swelling solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2374-2378
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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