Definition of triacetate in English:


Syllabification: tri·ac·e·tate
Pronunciation: /trīˈasiˌtāt
(also cellulose triacetate)


  • A form of cellulose acetate containing three acetate groups per glucose monomer, used as a basis for man-made fibers.
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    • Plastics based on cellulose (primarily wood pulp) include cellulose esters such as cellulose acetate, diacetate, and triacetate, and mixed esters such as cellulose acetate butyrate.
    • Acetate and triacetate are as flammable or slightly less flammable than cotton.
    • The near-ambient UV treatment used premium cellulose triacetate, which transmitted all solar wavelengths equally (similar to the Aclar used in other studies).

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