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[ok-si-sel-yuh-lohs] /ˌɒk sɪˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/
noun, Chemistry.
any substance formed naturally or synthetically by the oxidation of cellulose.
Origin of oxycellulose
First recorded in 1880-85; oxy-2 + cellulose Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A weak solution of soda dissolves this oxycellulose with a yellow colour, while strong sulphuric acid forms a pink colouration.

  • The oxycellulose was precipitated from the filtered solution: yield 45 p.ct.

  • An oxycellulose resulted possessing strongly marked aldehydic characteristics.

  • The oxycellulose nitrate was treated directly with dilute solution of potassium hydrate in the cold.

  • It is regarded as an oxycellulose, being readily oxidised by exposure to air at 100 C.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
  • The action is one of oxidation, the cellulose being transformed into a substance known as oxycellulose.

  • The yield and composition of the oxycellulose was identical with the above.

  • In the presence of mineral acids, and used warm or boiling, chromic acid oxidises cellulose into oxycellulose and other products.

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