from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • _ -- The purpose of these investigations is the closer characterisation of the products known as 'oxycellulose' and

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • In the presence of air, oxidation of the cellulose to oxycellulose rapidly occurs resulting in greatly weakened fibers.

    Chapter 7

  • The products were oxycelluloses, with a cupric reduction equal to that of an oxycellulose directly prepared by the action of HClO_ {3}.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The oxycellulose, after purification, dried at 110°, gave the following analytical numbers:

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • With regard to the properties of the denitrated products they fix all basic colours without mordant and may be regarded as oxycellulose therefore.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The author has studied this reaction quantitatively for the esters both of cellulose and oxycellulose, at two stages of 'nitration,' represented by 8. 2-8.6 p.ct. and 13. 5-13.9 p.ct. total nitrogen in the ester-products, respectively.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The oxycellulose was precipitated from the filtered solution: yield 45 p. ct.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Two specimens of oxycellulose were prepared by treating cotton wool with hydrochloric acid and potassium chlorate (A), and with sulphuric acid and potassium dichromate (B), and

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • It is probable that the presence of this oxycellulose has a marked influence upon the behavior of cotton, especially with dye matters.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887

  • From these and some other substances, the following percentage yields of furfuraldehyde were obtained: Hydrocellulose, 0.854; oxycellulose, 2.113; reduced cellulose,

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900


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