What is nitrocellulose?
mgriep at unlinfo.unl.edu
Fri Apr 8 17:45:44 EST 1994
What is the chemical structure of nitrocellulose and
why do proteins stick to it?
According to Merck, nitrocellulose (listed under pyroxylin)
is cellulose tetranitrate. Merck makes no reference to an
ester, besides which it would be impossible to have four anyway.
But if it is a salt, surely the cellulose is not that highly
charged. Is it a trapped anion of some sort?
My second question is: why do proteins stick to it so well?
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