Fabrication and characterization of polysaccharide ion gels with ionic liquids and their further conversion into value-added sustainable materials

Akihiko Takada, Jun Ichi Kadokawa

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Abstract

A review of the fabrication of polysaccharide ion gels with ionic liquids is presented. From various polysaccharides, the corresponding ion gels were fabricated through the dissolution with ionic liquids. As ionic liquids, in the most cases, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride has been used, whereas 1-allyl-3methylimidazolium acetate was specifically used for chitin. The resulting ion gels have been characterized by suitable analytical measurements. Characterization of a pregel state by viscoelastic measurement provided the molecular weight information. Furthermore, the polysaccharide ion gels have been converted into value-added sustainable materials by appropriate procedures, such as exchange with other disperse media and regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-262
Number of pages19
JournalBiomolecules
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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