Origin of nitrocellulose
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Collodion is a solution of nitrocellulose in a mixture of alcohol and ether.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
When cotton is plentiful, nitrocellulose is made as follows.
For ballistite the nitrocellulose is beaten up with nitroglycerine in water.
A motion-picture film is a thin ribbon of transparent pyroxylin plastic or nitrocellulose, which is highly inflammable.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
Noddite: a strip sporting-rifle powder containing nitroglycerine, nitrocellulose, mineral jelly.
- another name (not in chemical usage) for cellulose nitrate
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- cellulose nitrate
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- A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids. It is used in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, and solid propellants.
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