Celluloid
Title: Celluloid
CAS Registry Number: 8050-88-2
Trademarks: Pyralin; Zylonite
Literature References: Prepd from nitrocellulose and camphor.
Properties: Colorless, amorphous mass. Flammable. Prone to spontaneous decompn which is retarded or prevented by the addition of urea, ZnO, MgCO3, diphenylamine, etc. It is rendered less flammable by addition of ammonium phosphate. Softens in boiling water; sol in acetone.
Use: Plastic material for manuf of toilet articles, toys, photographic films; substitute for amber, ivory, ebonite, tortoise shell; also in surgery for bandages and in dentistry as substitute for rubber.

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