cellulose acetate

noun Chemistry a non-flammable polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibres and plastic.

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  • Cellulose acetate — Cellulose acetate, first prepared in 1865, is the acetate ester of cellulose. Cellulose acetate is used as a film base in photography, and as a component in some adhesives; it is also used as a synthetic fiber.Acetate fiber and triacetate… …   Wikipedia

  • cellulose acetate — n. any of several nonflammable thermoplastics produced by the action of acetic acid or acetic anhydride upon cellulose in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid: used in making artificial silks, lacquers, photographic films, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cellulose acetate — any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, nonflammable photographic films, rubber and celluloid substitutes, etc. [1890 95] * * * ▪ textile original name  Acetate Rayon,  also called  Acetate,         man made… …   Universalium

  • cellulose acetate — noun an ester of acetic acid; used in fibers and fabrics; photographic films and varnishes (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑cellulose ester • Hyponyms: ↑cellulose triacetate, ↑triacetate • Substance Holonyms: ↑a …   Useful english dictionary

  • cellulose acetate — /ˌsɛljəloʊs ˈæsəteɪt/ (say .selyuhlohs asuhtayt) noun an acetate ester of cellulose used to make textiles, artificial leathers, yarns, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cellulose acetate — noun Date: 1895 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cellulose acetate — an acetylated cellulose used in membrane filters for a variety of functions; used as a hemodialyzer membrane, it has a greater permeability and higher ultrafiltration rate than cuprophane …   Medical dictionary

  • cellulose acetate — cel′lulose ac′etate n. chem. any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, and photographic films • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cellulose acetate — Ацетат целлюлозы, триацетат целлюлозы …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • cellulose acetate — n. chemical used in photographic film and the yarn and textile inustry …   English contemporary dictionary

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