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Can guncotton be made from other acids besides nitric acid? Answered

I'm just wondering, because there is a mix of sulfuric and nitric in the published process, if it can be done completely without nitric. If so, what other acids can be used?

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digus

8 years ago

This may be incorrect? Please see:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1020070/synthesis_of_nitrocellulose/

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alexhalford

9 years ago

No. Guncotton is nitrocellulose: 'nitrated cellulose' it has to be nitric acid.