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a product of the action of a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids on cotton; used to make collodion.


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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According to the results of the odor profile analysis, for particleboard coated with nitrocellulose lacquer, the sweet fruit smell was the most dominant odor impression, with a rating of 5.0, followed by leather and mixed smell (3.0), and then aromatic (2.25).
Most early smokeless powders were flat flakes, with little variation in surface area, but gelatinized nitrocellulose could be forced through holes in metal, resulting in strands of extruded propellant.
By evaluating coating degradation ability in solvent media, nitrocellulose showed the highest influence on the adhesion loss.
Preparation of Strip for Lateral flow assay: Nitrocellulose membrane was cut into 3.0 cm x 0.3 cm strip.
Development of blue color on the nitrocellulose strip used for positive sample qualitative test proves the development of antibodies against the immunogen (bGH) in rabbit.
(4), I initially used diazobenzyloxymethyl-treated nitrocellulose sheets as the replica medium, as with nucleic acid blots, but soon found that unmodified sheets were more satisfactory and, moreover, required no time-consuming derivatization.
The nitrocellulose membrane is capable of binding more antigens than the microtiter plates.
Unlike black and brown powders, the new nitrocellulose powders had the desirable characteristics of being relatively smokeless, powerful, and nonhygroscopic.
It also paid particular attention to the additional vertical links resulting from SNPE's production of chemicals such as nitrocellulose and ammonium perchlorate, which are used in the manufacture of propellants for solid rocket motors.
The patent applies to a novel, ultra-thin nitrocellulose surface chemistry that enables the detection of low-abundance proteins.
The unique polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane is one of the lowest protein-binding membranes available--binding far less protein than nitrocellulose, nylon, or PTFE.
Also said to be compatible with nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, nylon, certain grades of polyvinyl alcohol, and other natural and synthetic film-forming materials.