Platforms for Functionalization of Cellulose

  • Haisong Qi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


The shaping, chemical modification, and functionalization of cellulose are largely depended on the process of dissolution in an efficient solvent. Viscose process as the most important method for production of cellulose-regenerated materials was introduced. The dissolution of cellulose in several other most frequently used eco-friendly solvents was also discussed, including cellulose carbamate, N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide, aqueous alkali system, and ionic liquids. These processes provide efficient platforms for development of new regenerated materials and other products based on cellulose.


Cellulose solvents Viscose process Carbamate NMMO Aqueous alkali system Ionic liquids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, School of Light Industry Science and EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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