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nitrocellulose

nahy troh sel yuh lohs

  • n  a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

  • Making rayon out of nitrocellulose is a delicate chemical process involving the use of ether, alcohol and acids.
  • The nitrocellulose process for making rayon was patented in 1884 by Count Hilaire de Chardonnet, who dissolved nitrocellulose in an organic solvent, forced the solution through .
  • Under older methods, nitrocellulose (made by treating cotton or wood fibers with nitric and sulfuric acids) is forced through "macaroni" machines, chopped into grains of various .
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