Investigating the Dissolution Mechanism of Cellulose in Ionic Liquids

  • John Holbrey (Creator)
  • Tristan Youngs (Creator)
  • A.A.H. Padua (Creator)
  • Tom Headen (Creator)



Datasets from NIMROD, RB1510623

Abstract: Cellulose is one of the most abundant renewable natural resources on Earth, and it has been estimated that in the order of 400,000 tonnes/year of paper and additional 100,000 tonnes/year of refined cellulose for use in the preparation of cellulosic derivatives, viscose fibres and cellophane films are produced globally. Ionic liquids have proven to be potentially excellent solvents for the dissolution of biomass, and we have previously studied the solubility of glucose in ionic liquids in order to understand the key interactions present in the system. Here, we intend to dissolve cellulose samples in an ionic liquid and, using temperature to slow the process, acquire time-resolved data that will allow the kinetics of structural changes in the dissolution mechanism to be evaluated, providing key information not hitherto available on the process.

Public release date: 24 July 2018

Principal Investigator: Dr Tristan Youngs

Experimenter: Professor John Holbrey

Experimenter: Professor Agilio Padua

Local Contact: Dr Tom Headen

DOI: 10.5286/ISIS.E.61781689

Parent DOI: 10.5286/ISIS.E.RB1510623

ISIS Experiment Number: RB1510623

Part Number: 1

Date of Experiment: 19 July 2015

Publisher: STFC ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

Data format: RAW/Nexus

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