Alkali cellulose

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Alkali cellulose is produced by cooking wood pulp in a sodium hydroxide solution. Alkali cellulose is used as a precursor for many synthetic cellulose products such as viscose rayon and carboxymethyl cellulose.

Synonyms and Related Terms

alcali-cellulose (Fr.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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