The lyocell process: Cellulose solutions in N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO) - degradation processes and stabilizers

  • Authors: Rosenau, Thomas; Elder, Thomas; Potthast, Antje; Herbert, Sixta; Kosma, Paul
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: 12th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry, June 9-12, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 305-308

Abstract

Homolytic (radical) reactions in the system cellulose / N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO, 1) involve a primary, nitrogen-centered cation radical (2), and two secondary, carbon-centered radical species (3, 4). Radical formation &om NMMO is strongly promoted by transition metal ions.

  • Citation: Rosenau, Thomas; Elder, Thomas; Potthast, Antje; Herbert, Sixta; Kosma, Paul 2003. The lyocell process: Cellulose solutions in N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO) - degradation processes and stabilizers. In: 12th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry, June 9-12, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 305-308
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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