cellulose acetate

noun
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of cellulose acetate

: any of several compounds insoluble in water that are formed especially by the action of acetic acid, anhydride of acetic acid, and sulfuric acid on cellulose and are used for making textile fibers, packaging sheets, photographic films, and varnishes

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1895


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