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Title: A SOLVENT-FREE PROCESS TO ESTERIFY POLYSACCHARIDES

Author
item Biswas, Atanu
item Shogren, Randal
item Selling, Gordon
item Willett, Julious - Jl
item Buchanan, C.m.

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2007
Publication Date: 3/15/2007
Citation: Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C. 2007. A SOLVENT-FREE PROCESS TO ESTERIFY POLYSACCHARIDES. Meeting Abstract. xx.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A novel process for the preparation of acetates of polysaccharides will be discussed. The process involves the acetylation of polysaccharides with acetic anhydride in the presence of iodine as a catalyst. No solvent is required to bring about the acetylation. The method is simple, rapid, and characterized by a high conversion ratio. Conversion of cellulose and starch into their corresponding acetate derivatives has been demonstrated.