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Table 1 Effect of ionic liquid choice on bagasse dissolution

From: Sugarcane bagasse pretreatment using three imidazolium-based ionic liquids; mass balances and enzyme kinetics

IL mg % starting mass Mass fraction
  Starting mass Undissolved solids Dissolved-and-recovered solids Dissolved unrecovered Total dissolved Unrecovered/ total dissolved
[C4mim]Cl 224 37 43 21 63 0.33
[C2mim]Cl 224 15 26 60 85 0.70
[C2mim]OAc 224 4 56 40 96 0.42
  1. Masses expressed on dry basis.