Definition of Pyrocellulose

1. Noun. Nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder.




Definition of Pyrocellulose

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) nitrocellulose (''cellulose nitrate'') used in the manufacture of smokeless powder ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrocellulose

pyroarsenate
pyroarsenates
pyroarsenic
pyroarsenic acid
pyroaurite
pyrobelonite
pyroborate
pyroborates
pyroboric
pyroboric acid
pyrocarbonate
pyrocarbonates
pyrocatechin
pyrocatechol
pyrocatechols
pyrocellulose (current term)
pyroceram
pyrocerams
pyrochemical
pyrochemical process
pyrochemically
pyrochemistry
pyrochlore
pyrochlores
pyrochloric
pyrochroite
pyrocitric
pyroclast
pyroclastic
pyroclastic flow

Literary usage of Pyrocellulose

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1. Cartridge Manufacture: A Treatise Covering the Manufacture of Rifle by Douglas Thomas Hamilton (1916)
"Before adding the solvent, the pyrocellulose must be completely freed from water. This is partly accomplished in a centrifugal ..."

2. High-explosive Shell Manufacture: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Forging by Douglas Thomas Hamilton (1916)
"The completed material is then known as guncotton or pyrocellulose. Before adding the solvent (acetone), the guncotton must be completely freed from water. ..."

3. High-explosive Shell Manufacture: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Forging by Douglas Thomas Hamilton (1916)
"The completed material is then known as guncotton or pyrocellulose. Before adding the solvent (acetone), the guncotton must be completely freed from water. ..."

4. Shrapnel Shell Manufacture: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Forging by Douglas Thomas Hamilton (1915)
"The material is now known as gun cotton or pyrocellulose. Previous to adding the solvent, this must be free from water. This is generally accomplished in a ..."

5. Shrapnel Shell Manufacture: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Forging by Douglas Thomas Hamilton (1915)
"The material is now known as gun cotton or pyrocellulose. Previous to adding the solvent, this must be free from water. This is generally accomplished in a ..."

6. Engineers and Engineering by Engineers Club of Philadelphia (1912)
"... nitrocellulose powder, except that high-grade gun-cotton is generally used in place of soluble gun-cotton or pyrocellulose, with acetone as a solvent. ..."

7. Annual Reports of the Navy Department: Report of the Secretary of the Navy by United States Navy Dept (1903)
"Complete analyses have been made of the following materials used in the manufacture of pyrocellulose: 250000 pounds of mixed acid. 24000 pounds of sulphuric ..."

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