A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids and found in the manufacture of explosives, collodion, plastics, and solid monopropellants. Also called guncotton, cellulose nitrate.
A cotton-like product, made from cellulose by the action of nitric and sulphuric acids, utilized in the make of explosives, collodion etc.
See Gun cotton fiber, under gun.
A cellulose ether; a compound of nitric acid and cellulose.
a nitric acid ester; utilized in lacquers and explosives