Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Ripening

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10076

n Hydrolysis of cellulose acetate after acetylation to obtain the desired acetyl value. This is generally accomplished by heat and agitation of the acid cellulose acetate solution under controlled conditions of time, temperature, and acidity. Rapid ripening is accomplished by using increased temperature for the reaction.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA