- a gelatinous substance obtained by the partial hydrolysis of cellulose, used chiefly in the manufacture of paper, mercerized cotton, and viscose rayon.
Origin of hydrocellulose
Examples from the Web for hydrocellulose
Historical Examples of hydrocellulose
(b) 'Saccharification' of cellulose, cellulose hydrates, and hydrocellulose.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
Hydrocellulose is soluble in nitric acid, 1.5 specific gravity, without undergoing oxidation.
The formation of hydrocellulose has a very important bearing in woollen manufacture.
- a gelatinous material consisting of hydrated cellulose, made by treating cellulose with water, acids, or alkalis: used in making paper, viscose rayon, and mercerized cotton