Frontiers of Engineering Management

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 62–69 | Cite as

Solvability and thermal response of cellulose with different crystal configurations

  • Qian Chen
  • Kai Zheng
  • Qingtao Fan
  • Kun WangEmail author
  • Haiyan Yang
  • Jianxin Jiang
  • Shijie Liu
Research Article


Cellulose is a biodegradable and renewable natural material that it is naturally resistant to breaking and modification. Moreover, the crystalline structure of cellulose is a major factor restricting its industrial utilization. In this study, cellulose polymorphs were prepared from natural cellulose, and their solvability and thermal response were investigated. Using liquid- and solid-state NMR signals, the distinct types and dissolving states of cellulose polymorphs were identified. The thermal behavior of the polymorphic forms of cellulose-d was also evaluated, and cellulose II exhibited the poorest thermal stability and a unique exothermic reaction.


cellulose crystal structure thermal response XRD CP/MAS 13C NMR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qian Chen
    • 1
  • Kai Zheng
    • 1
  • Qingtao Fan
    • 2
  • Kun Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haiyan Yang
    • 3
  • Jianxin Jiang
    • 1
  • Shijie Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Lignocellulosic Chemistry, College of Materials Science and TechnologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Institute of Science and Technology InformationBeijingChina
  3. 3.College of Chemical EngineeringSouthwest Forestry UniversityKunmingChina
  4. 4.Department of Paper and Bioprocess EngineeringSUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA

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