nitrocotton

[nahy-troh-kot-n]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1895–1900; nitro- + cotton

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nitrocotton

noun
a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives [syn: cellulose nitrate
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Purification is accomplished by boiling, beating and poaching the nitrocotton fibers in acidic and basic aqueous solutions.
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