Cupriethylene diamine

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Description

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

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