04265675 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 2 patents.

A nontoxic cellulose solvent and process for forming and utilizing the same. The solvent includes a metal chelating agent, a metal compound, an oxygen scavenging stabilizing agent and a caustic swelling agent with the disclosed solvent being prepared in either aqueous or solid form. The solvent is caused to contact cellulosic materials in order to dissolve cellulose therefrom. The dissolved cellulose may be reprecipitated and may then be hydrolyzed by cellulose enzyme or acid to yield glucose with lignin being removed either before or after hydrolysis has occurred.

Title
Nontoxic cellulose solvent and process for forming and utilizing the same
Application Number
884477
Publication Number
4265675
Application Date
October 3, 1979
Publication Date
May 5, 1981
Inventor
Michael R Ladisch
West Lafayette
IN, US
Bruce E Dale
Fort Collins
CO, US
George T Tsao
West Lafayette
IN, US
Agent
Robert E Harris
John R Nesbitt
Assignee
Purdue Research Foundation
IN, US
IPC
C13K 1/02
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