Preparation of magnetic cellulose composites using ionic liquids

Richard Swatloski, John Holbrey, J.L. Weston, R.D. Rogers

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Cellulose-magnetite composites have been prepared by suspension and dispersion of magnetite particles in a homogenous ionic liquid solution of cellulose, followed by regeneration into water, enabling the preparation of magnetically responsive films, flocs, fibers, or beads. The materials prepared were ferromagnetic, with a small superparamagnetic response, characteristic of the initial magnetite added. X-ray diffraction data indicated that the magnetite particles were chemically unaltered after encapsulation with an average particle size of approximately 25 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31
Number of pages1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry(all)


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