Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 825–843 | Cite as

Optimized methods for obtaining cellulose and cellulose sulfates from birch wood

  • Boris N. KuznetsovEmail author
  • Svetlana A. Kuznetsova
  • Vladimir A. Levdansky
  • Alexandr V. Levdansky
  • Natalia Yu. Vasil’eva
  • Nikolay V. Chesnokov
  • Natalia M. Ivanchenko
  • Laurent Djakovitch
  • Catherine Pinel


The methods of obtaining cellulose and cellulose sulfates from birch wood based on the use of one-step catalytic delignification of wood by hydrogen peroxide in acetic acid–water medium were studied. The conditions of birch wood oxidative delignification by acetic acid/hydrogen peroxide mixtures in the presence of sulfuric acid catalyst were optimized in order to obtain an acceptable yield of cellulose product with low content of residual lignin. Cellulose extracted from birch wood by green method was used for preparation of cellulose sulfates in dioxane solution. The homogeneous sulfation of obtained cellulose by chlorosulfonic acid in dioxane allows to reduce the fragmentation of polymer and to synthesize cellulose sulfates with a finer and more homogeneous structure as compared to cellulose sulfates prepared by heterogeneous sulfation in harmful pyridine. Obtained samples of cellulose and cellulose sulfates were characterized by XRD, SEM, AFM, NMR, FTIR, Raman, XPS and chemical methods.


Cellulose Lignin Ionic Liquid Sulfation Residual Lignin 
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The reported study was partially supported by RFBR, research Project No 12-03-93117 and Ministry of Education and Science RF (Project RFMEFI607 14 X0031). This work is part of the GDRI “Catalytic biomass valorization” between France and Russia. The authors thank Dr. A.S. Romanenko, Dr. A.S. Krylov, I.V. Korolkova and V.F. Kargin for AFM, FT Raman, FT-IR, SEM analysis, respectively.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris N. Kuznetsov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Svetlana A. Kuznetsova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vladimir A. Levdansky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexandr V. Levdansky
    • 1
  • Natalia Yu. Vasil’eva
    • 2
  • Nikolay V. Chesnokov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Natalia M. Ivanchenko
    • 1
  • Laurent Djakovitch
    • 3
  • Catherine Pinel
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RASKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Siberian Federal UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia
  3. 3.IRCELYONVilleurbanne CedexFrance

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