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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Investigation of Moisture Interaction with Cellulose Using Solid-State NMR

Authors
item Gamble, Gary
item Taylor, Robert - UCLA
item French, Alfred
item Himmelsbach, David
item Stipanovic, Robert
item Thibodeaux, Devron
item Wakelyn, Phillip - NCC OF AMERICA, WASH DC
item Dybowski, C - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 14, 2007
Publication Date: March 31, 2008
Citation: Gamble, G.R., Taylor, R.E., French, A.D., Himmelsbach, D.S., Stipanovic, R.D., Thibodeaux, D.P., Wakelyn, P.J., Dybowski, C. 2008. Investigation of Moisture Interaction with Cellulose Using Solid-State NMR. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 8-11, 2007, New Orleans, LA.

Interpretive Summary: The interaction of water with cellulose in cotton fiber was investigated using Nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. Results indicate that water occupies the inter-lamellar spaces between layers of cellulose. These layers are 14-17 monolayers thick based upon nuclear spin diffusion results.

Technical Abstract: The interaction of water with cellulose and its influence on the nuclear spin dynamics in Gossypium barbadense (Pima) cotton were investigated by 1H and 13C solid-state NMR techniques. 1H spin diffusion results indicate that water is present in multiple layers within the cotton fiber, each layer being from 14-17 monolayers in thickness.

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