NEW METHODS OF MODIFYING THE PROPERTIES OF CELLULOSE.
FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J
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Results obtained in efforts to improve the properties of cellulose and its derivatives are given under the following three categories 1 the synthesis of new cellulose derivatives 2 the introduction of new functional groups into the cellulose macromolecule and the accomplishment of additional chemical transformations, utilizing the presence of these groups and 3 the use of methods of modern synthetic polymer chemistry, in particular the synthesis of block and grafted copolymers of cellulose. Major shortcomings of cellulose fibers which the author states can be eliminated to a considerable degree are 1 low stability to the action of chemical reagents, 2 low stability to the action of microorganisms and molds, 3 combustibility, 4 insufficiently high light stability, and 5 insufficiently high elasticity. Originating agencys abstract
- Polymer Chemistry