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triacetate

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

Definition of triacetate in English:

noun

A form of cellulose acetate containing three acetate groups per glucose monomer, used as a basis for man-made fibers.
Example sentences
  • 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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