Dissolve Cotton

Cellulose is immune to many well-known solvents like acetone or diluted acids. Using Schweizer’s Reagent we will be able to dissolve and reform Cellulose.  Key Takeaways Schweizer’s reagent is the chemical complex tetraamminediaquacopper dihydroxide, [Cu(NH3)4(H2O)2](OH)2 Schweizer’s reagent forms a cellulose-copper complex, which is soluble in water Acids will destroy the complex and release cellulose again What chemicals will… Continue reading Dissolve Cotton