cellulose xanthate


Definition of cellulose xanthate

: any of several colorless esters obtained usually as alkali salts in the form of orange-colored crumbs by xanthation of alkali cellulose with carbon disulfide as a step in the manufacture of viscose

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“Cellulose xanthate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulose%20xanthates. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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