The Effect of Water on Rheology of Native Cellulose/Ionic Liquids Solutions

Behzad Nazari, Nyalaliska W. Utomo, Ralph H. Colby

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Abstract

Cellulose coagulates upon adding water to its solutions in ionic liquids. Although cellulose remains in solution with much higher water contents, here we report the effect of 0-3 wt % water on solution rheology of cellulose in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and polarized light microscopy were also used to study water absorbance to the solutions. Tiny amounts of water (0.25 wt %) can significantly affect the rheological properties of the solutions, imparting a yield stress, while dry solutions appear to be ordinary viscoelastic liquids. The yield stress grows linearly with water content and saturates at a level that increases with the square of cellulose content. Annealing the solutions containing small amounts of water at 80 °C for 20 min transforms the samples to the fully dissolved "dry" state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2849-2857
Number of pages9
JournalBiomacromolecules
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2017

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Ionic Liquids
Rheology
Ionic liquids
Cellulose
Water
Water content
Yield stress
Gravimetric analysis
Light polarization
Optical microscopy
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Annealing
Liquids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Nazari, Behzad ; Utomo, Nyalaliska W. ; Colby, Ralph H. / The Effect of Water on Rheology of Native Cellulose/Ionic Liquids Solutions. In: Biomacromolecules. 2017 ; Vol. 18, No. 9. pp. 2849-2857.
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In: Biomacromolecules, Vol. 18, No. 9, 11.09.2017, p. 2849-2857.

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