Cellulose

CELLULOSE
Cellulose is a constituent of all vegetable matter - cotton, trees, grass, sugar-cane, leaves, etc. It is found in the highest degree of purity in the cotton fibre, and for this reason cotton has played a leading part in the development and rapid growth of the celluloid, rayon and other products. Long staple cotton was used at first, but later on linters were found to produce a very pure cellulose.

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  • Cellulose — is an organic compound with the formula chem|(C|6|H|10|O|5|)|n, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to over ten thousand β(1→4) linked D glucose units.cite book author=Crawford, R. L. title=Lignin biodegradation and… …   Wikipedia

  • Cellulose [1] — Cellulose (Pflanzenzellstoff, Zellmembranstoff der Physiologen, Holzfaser, Rohfaser der Chemiker) ist der Hauptbestandteil der pflanzlichen Zellwand – also gewissermaßen der Baustoff für das Gerüste der Pflanzen; außerdem läßt sich noch eine …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Cellulose — Cellulose …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cellulose — [ selyloz ] n. f. • 1839; de cellule et 1. ose ♦ Substance principale des parois cellulaires et des fibres de tous les tissus végétaux, polymère du glucose (C6H10O5) n, utilisée dans la fabrication du papier, des textiles et d explosifs. Produits …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cellulose [2] — Cellulose. Die zahlreichen Verbindungen der Cellulose mit Alkalien, Metalloxyden, Mineralsäuren und mit organischen Körpern sind von C. Piest [1] übersichtlich zusammengestellt worden. Aus dem Verhalten der Cellulose zur Salpetersäure läßt sich… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Cellulose — Cel lu*lose , n. (Chem.) The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, cotton, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cellulose — Cellulose, pflanzlicher Zellstoff, Holzfaser, heißt derjenige Stoff, welcher das Gewebe der Pflanzen, das allgemeine Material für die pflanzlichen Elementarorgane, die Pflanzenzellen, bildet. In neuester Zeit hat man jedoch auch in dem Mantel der …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cellulose — 1835, coined by French chemist Anselme Payen (1795 1871) from noun use of adj. cellulose consisting of cells, coined 18c. from L. cellula (see CELLULOID (Cf. celluloid)) + ose a French suffix forming nouns that was soon thereafter, via this usage …   Etymology dictionary

  • cellulose — ► NOUN 1) an insoluble substance derived from glucose, forming the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibres such as cotton. 2) paint or lacquer consisting principally of cellulose acetate or nitrate in solution. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cellulose — Cel lu*lose (s[e^]l [ u]*l[=o]s ), a. Consisting of, or containing, cells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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