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Cellulose Acetate Properties

Cellulose Acetate



Cellulose acetate first prepared in 1865, is the acetate ester of cellulose. Cellulose acetate is used as a film base in photography, as a component in some adhesives, and as a frame material for eyeglasses. It is also used as a synthetic fiber and in the manufacture of cigarette filters and playing cards.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
CAS Number 9004-35-7
Chemical Composition Acetic Anhydride
Density 1.3 g/ml
Melting Point 260 °C
NFPA 704 H-0,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Refractive n20/D 1.475
Synonyms Zylonite;Zyl;Acetateester of Cellulose;Aceticacid,Cellulose Ester;Acetose;Acetyl35;Allogel
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