Cupriethylene diamine

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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; cuene; cuprien


  • Highly irritating to skin, eyes and nose.

Resources and Citations

  • 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