A weak solution of soda dissolves this oxycellulose with a yellow colour, while strong sulphuric acid forms a pink colouration.
The oxycellulose was precipitated from the filtered solution: yield 45 p.ct.
An oxycellulose resulted possessing strongly marked aldehydic characteristics.
The oxycellulose nitrate was treated directly with dilute solution of potassium hydrate in the cold.
It is regarded as an oxycellulose, being readily oxidised by exposure to air at 100 C.
The action is one of oxidation, the cellulose being transformed into a substance known as oxycellulose.
The yield and composition of the oxycellulose was identical with the above.
In the presence of mineral acids, and used warm or boiling, chromic acid oxidises cellulose into oxycellulose and other products.