Accession Number : AD1013157


Title :   Biopolymer Processing Using Ionic Liquids


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 May 2011,01 May 2014


Corporate Author : University of South Alabama Mobile United States


Personal Author(s) : Reichert,William M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1013157.pdf


Report Date : 07 Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 220


Abstract : The proposed research will investigate the utilization of ionic liquids (IL's) as solvents and catalysts for the dissolution and degradation of chitin and chitosan. This project will:1) synthesis various IL catalysts to study their effects on depolymerization of chitin and chitosan, 2) synthesis a variety of IL's to investigate the effects of dissolution solvents on the rate of reaction and degradation products of the conversion of chitin and chitosan, and 3) investigate the effects of various reaction conditions, such as reaction temperature, and catalyst loading, on the reaction rate and degradation products from the depolymerization of chitin and chitosan.


Descriptors :   CHITIN , BIOPOLYMERS , ionic liquids , boron compounds , mass spectrometers , physical properties , alkenes , depolymerization , hydrolysis , degradation , polysaccharides , catalysts


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE