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Cellulose Studies : Part XX. Comparison of Polymolecularity of Celluloses Degraded by Acid Hydrolysis and by Alkali Aging
- Siegwart, Yves, Rebenfeld, Ludwig, Pacsu, Eugene
- Textile research journal 1955 v.25 no.12 pp. 1001-1004
- cellulose, cellulosic materials, fabrics, hydrolysis, molecular weight, polymerization, textile fibers
- Experimental molecular weight distribution curves are presented for two degraded cellulosic materials. Both samples were degraded to approximately the same average degree of polymerization, the first by the normal viscose-aging process and the other by acid-catalyzed hydrolysis. Comparison of these curves reveals a fundamental dif ference in the distribution of chain lengths in these two degraded materials.