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My goal is to uniformally functionalize cellulose membrane. However, I am aware that cellulose is composed of crystaline and amorphous regions; each has different chemical reactivity. Is there any pre-treatment method to convert crystaline region into amorphous one? I try to use solvents (DMSO, acetone, DMF, acetonitrile) with different wetting capacity, but I'm not sure if this is sufficient. If possible, I do not want to totally dissolve the cellulose membrane.
Re: How can one achieve uniform derivatization of cellulose?
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