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triacetate Line breaks: tri|acet¦ate
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈasɪteɪt/
(also cellulose triacetate)

Definition of triacetate in English:


[mass noun]
A form of cellulose acetate containing three acetate groups per glucose monomer, used as a basis for man-made fibres.
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).

Words that rhyme with triacetate

acetate, capacitate
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