Accession Number : ADD008997

Title :   Nitration of Cellulose.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Baumann,Robert P

Report Date : 03 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : There is disclosed a process for the nitration of cellulose with nitric acid in the absence of sulfuric acid which comprises adding sufficient nitric oxide and oxygen or air to the nitration reaction mixture to react with the water formed in the reaction. This regenerates nitric acid which can be recycled to the reaction or removed and collected. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Cellulose, *Nitration, Processing, Reaction kinetics, Nitric acid, Oxygen, Inventions, Sulfuric acid, Mixtures, Nitrogen oxides, Recycled materials, Water

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE