cellulose acetate


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cellulose acetate

n.
Any of several partially acetylated cellulose compounds, used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters.

cellulose acetate

n
(Elements & Compounds) nonflammable material made by acetylating cellulose: used in the manufacture of film, dopes, lacquers, and artificial fibres

cel′lulose ac′etate


n.
any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, and photographic films.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.cellulose acetate - an ester of acetic acid; used in fibers and fabrics; photographic films and varnishes
acetate rayon, acetate - a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
cellulose ester - any ester of cellulose with an acid
cellulose triacetate, triacetate - cellulose acetate that is relatively slow to burn; used instead of celluloid for motion-picture film
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2 shows cellulose acetate electrophoresis of 16 of the same samples processed by the Hydrasys system.
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Through plasticization of cellulose acetate by an environmentally friendly citrate plasticizer, the cellulose acetates are processable at 170[degrees]C-180[degrees]C, much below the melting point of cellulose acetate (233[degrees]C).
Application: Mills can produce high-purity pulps and cellulose derivatives such as cellulose acetate from Eucalyptus globulus or aspen wood via pulping in organic acid media (Milox or Acetosolv technologies) and TCF bleaching.
Tenite cellulose acetate demonstrated that it had the necessary properties.
1, a loss of mass in the range between 300 and 400[degrees]C is observed, which is attributed to the degradation of cellulose acetate (14), (19) and other loss of mass in the range from 390 to 490[degrees]C due to rupture of chain of PS (14), (20).
The value seemed to depend on the freshness of the cellulose acetate tape strips that divided the commutator's metal rim into electrically conducting and insulating segments.
It has strong lachrymatory properties and finds usage in the manufacture of cellulose acetate, a commercially important chemical used in the production of cellulose acetate flakes and cellulose acetate plastics.
Cellulose acetate (CA) is one of the oldest plastics, with an application history dating back over 100 years.
In the present study, a pH-sensitive Semi-IPN hydrogel CA/P (AAc), has been obtained by photo-polymerization of monomer AAc in the presence of dissolved cellulose acetate (CA) using benzophenone (BP) as initiator in DMF as a common solvent.