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Table 2 Composition of the organic electrolyte solution (OES) and weight ratio of cellulose per ionic liquid (IL) a.

From: Pretreatment of microcrystalline cellulose in organic electrolyte solutions for enzymatic hydrolysis

χ [AMIM]Clc Weight, g Weight ratio of cellulose/IL, g/g
  IL DMSO Celluloseb  
0 0 3 0.15 N/A
0.1 0.553 2.447 0.15 0.271
0.2 1.01 1.99 0.15 0.149
0.3 1.396 1.604 0.15 0.107
0.4 1.725 1.275 0.15 0.087
0.5 2.01 0.99 0.15 0.075
0.6 2.258 0.742 0.15 0.066
0.7 2.478 0.523 0.15 0.0605
0.8 2.746 0.254 0.15 0.0546
0.9 2.884 0.156 0.15 0.052
1.0 3 0 0.15 0.05
  1. aWeight ratio of cellulose/IL = (gram of cellulose added in the OES)/(gram of 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([AMIM]Cl)/in the OES).
  2. bWeight percentage of (cellulose/(IL + dimethylsulfoxide)) = 5%.
  3. cMolar fraction of 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([AMIM]Cl)/OES.