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pyroxylin

 [pi-rok´sĭ-lin]
a product of the action of a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used to make collodion.

py·rox·y·lin

(pi-rok'si-lin),
Consists chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate, obtained by the action of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used in the preparation of collodion.
[pyro- + G. xylon, wood]
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Double-based propellants are so called because their two main components are nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose. Both cast and extruded types offer similar specific impulses.
Nitro-cellulose, or guncotton, was invented largely by Christian Schonbein in Germany.
The airbag mechanism contains nitro-cellulose to propel gases into the bag.
Nitro-cellulose is used in making solid rocket propellants and explosives.
In 1865 Alexander Parks obtained a patent for the use of various materials, including fatty glycerides, oils, gum and tars in lubricating nitro-cellulose: and John and Isaiah Hyatt obtained a patent on the use of camphor in nitro-cellulose in 1870.
This membrane combines the advantages of nitro-cellulose with the flexibility and strength of a plastic support, showing exceptional protein binding of S&S NC with a rigid, impermeable support for easy incorporation into lateral flow immunoassay devices.