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Coffee to Cloth

Ionic liquids as solvents for cellulose

We have several proposals in review to use ionic liquids as green solvents to extract cellulose for subsequent repreciptiation as fibers and mattes for other industrial uses. We are considering cultivation that generates a lot of waste including pineapple, coffee, and corn among others.  Here, we show coffee cherries, which are cultivated for the bean inside.

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