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Table 3 Effect of χ [AMIM]Cla on the structure features of untreated cellulose, and pretreated cellulose regenerated from organic electrolyte solution (OES).

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

χ [AMIM]Cl Crystallinity Specific surface area, m2/g bDPn
  CI cellulose I CI cellulose II   
Untreated 0.80 0.39 2.28 125 ± 1
0 0.83 0.24 3.38 135 ± 26
0.1 0.83 0.29 4.43 130 ± 15
0.2 0.73 0.23 4.43 137 ± 22
0.3 0.67 0.31 3.49 141 ± 24
0.4 0.47 0.26 3.68 148 ± 15
0.5 0.25 0.23 4.80 133 ± 7
0.6 0.22 0.29 4.18 126 ± 0
0.7 0.008 0.28 3.99 146 ± 19
0.8 -0.03 0.36 3.75 127 ± 13
0.9 -0.14 0.33 4.34 155 ± 0
1.0 -0.32 0.26 4.65 129 ± 19
  1. aMolar fraction of 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([AMIM]Cl)/OES.
  2. bData were based on two independent experiments.