Wet esterification of never-dried cellulose: a simple process to surface-acetylated cellulose nanofibers

M. Beaumont, S. Winklehner, S. Veigel, N. Mundigler, W. Gindl-Altmutter, A. Potthast, T. Rosenau

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Abstract

Here we present a general concept of wet surface esterification of cellulose using acyl imidazoles, which enables direct acetylation of never-dried cellulose fibres in aqueous conditions. We hope that due its simplicity and resource-efficiency, this method will have a widespread influence on currently used (nano)cellulose modification protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5605-5609
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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