from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white amorphous compound, C18H26O16 or C36H60O31, made by boiling cellulose with nitric acid. Other varieties have been made by the action of potassium chlorate (C24H38O21)(?), bromine water (C12H20O11), and hydrogen peroxid (C36H62O31). The composition of these compounds is uncertain. See celloxin.
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