Cellulose, chitin and hemp fibers are renewable and biodegradable; however, they leave a large environmental footprint due to the hazardous solvents used during fiber spinning. Since ionic liquids have been reported possessing excellent performances on dissolving natural palmers, we dissolved cellulose, chitin and hemp in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate (EMIM Ac) and gained regenerated fibers by wet spinning. The viscosities of natural polymers' solutions were tested and the microscope, mechanical and FT-IR properties of regenerated fibers were analyzed.
|Title of host publication||International SAMPE Technical Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Aug 2011|
|Event||2011 SAMPE Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition - State of the Industry: Advanced Materials, Applications, and Processing Technology - Long Beach, CA, United Kingdom|
Duration: 23 May 2011 → 26 May 2011
|Conference||2011 SAMPE Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition - State of the Industry: Advanced Materials, Applications, and Processing Technology|
|City||Long Beach, CA|
|Period||23/05/11 → 26/05/11|