Effect of one-bath reaction conditions on the degree of substitution of carboxymethylcellulose with a low degree of substitution

F. Kalman, J. Borsa, S. Kemeny, I. Rusznak

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A plain-weave 84/16 cotton/viscose rayon fabric, suitable for the production of surgical dressings, has been carboxymethylated in various ways. When sodium hydroxide and monochloroacetic acid were used in one bath, the effect of the reaction parameters (reagent concentration, reaction time) on the degree of substitution was examined. Regression equations of the first and second order were derived from the experimental results in order to calculate the degree of substitution.

Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984


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