He tried mixing in various things to stiffen up the pyroxylin.
Pure xyloidin differs but slightly from pyroxylin, or pure gun-cotton.
The lower nitrates, known as pyroxylin, are less explosive, although still very inflammable.
The quality of collodion differs according to the proportions of alcohol and ether and the nature of the pyroxylin it contains.
The silk referred to is made from a solution of that inflammable material of tremendous force known as gun-cotton, or pyroxylin.
These nitrates are variously known as nitrocellulose, pyroxylin, and gun cotton.
It is used in the preparation of gun cotton (pyroxylin) nitro-cellulose, collodion and flexible collodion.
pyroxylin py·rox·y·lin (pī-rŏk'sə-lĭn)
A highly flammable cellulose nitrate used in the manufacture of collodion, plastics, and lacquers. Also called trinitrocellulose.