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A brand name for a Cellulose acetate solution described in a series of German patents from 1901 to 1920. At one time, Cellit was used to make acetate silk, and acetate Safety film and as a non-flammable replacement for Zapon-lack.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cellulose acetate; acetylcellulose

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in acetone, acetic acid.

Resources and Citations

  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969