Definition of Pyroxylin

1. Noun. Highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers.




Definition of Pyroxylin

1. n. A substance resembling gun cotton in composition and properties, but distinct in that it is more highly nitrified and is soluble in alcohol, ether, etc.; -- called also pyroxyle.

Definition of Pyroxylin

1. Noun. (organic compound) A highly inflammable form of nitrocellulose; used in the manufacture of collodion and lacquers. ¹

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Definition of Pyroxylin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyroxylin

pyroxanthin
pyroxene
pyroxenes
pyroxenic
pyroxenite
pyroxenites
pyroxenitic
pyroxenoid
pyroxenoids
pyroxferroite
pyroxferroites
pyroxmangite
pyroxyle
pyroxyles
pyroxylic
pyroxylin (current term)
pyroxyline
pyroxylins
pyrrexhia
pyrrhic
pyrrhicist
pyrrhicists
pyrrhics
pyrrhotine
pyrrhotite
pyrrhotites
pyrrhous
pyrrhuloxia
pyrrhuloxias
pyrrobutamine

Literary usage of Pyroxylin

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"THE peculiar form in which pyroxylin is deposited from its ether-alcohol ... Later English experimenters made attempts to use pyroxylin as the base for an ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"The Hirtenberg pyroxylin itself exploded in the magazine at Simmering, and in the investigation made July 31, 1862, it was merely decided that the accident ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"pyroxylin for the preparation of Collodion. It has already been stated that the highest nitro-substitution product of cotton, ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1862)
"pyroxylin stowed away in casks iu a dry place evolved a choking smell after 3£ ... J— pyroxylin, prepared in 1847, crumbled to powder with evolution of red ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"The solution of pyroxylin in a mixture of ether and alcohol is known under the name of ... leaving the pyroxylin as a transparent membranous pellicle. ..."

6. Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1855)
"This ia pyroxylin, the gun-col ton of Professor Schoenbein. ... and pyroxylin appear to the substitution-compounds, in •which the elements of ..."

7. Industrial Chemistry, for Engineering Students by Henry Kreitzer Benson (1913)
"pyroxylin COMPOSITIONS In the discussion of explosive materials (Chapter XVII) ... The use of pyroxylin in artificial silk manufacture is referred to below. ..."

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