Cellulose: Its Regeneration in the Native Lattice

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Science  09 Aug 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4150, pp. 522-523
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4150.522


The regeneration of cellulose from solutions in 85 percent phosphoric acid into glycerol at 170°C resulted in its recovery wholly in the native or cellulose I lattice. Identification of the structure of the regenerated material is based on comparisons of its x-ray diffractogram and its Raman spectrum with those of the native fiber, cellulose II, and cellulose IV.