A purple solution of copper hydroxide in aqueous ethylenediamine. The solution is used to dissolve cellulose for the measurement of its average molecular weight. This is a quality control test performed by paper manufacturers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
cupriethylenediamine hydroxide; cuen; cuprien
Hazards and Safety
Highly irritating to skin,eyes and nose.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982