The celluloses themselves, treated by the process, showed losses of 1-3 p.ct.
The celluloses, on the other hand, and therefore the vegetable fibres, are extraordinarily resistant to the action of alkalis.
The vegetable fibre substances are celluloses and derivatives of celluloses, also typically colloidal bodies.
The celluloses proper are essentially non-nitrogenous, though originating in the cell protoplasm.
These forms of cellulose retain the general characters of the original fibrous and “natural” celluloses.
The former are constituents of celluloses, the latter of the lignone complex of the lignocelluloses.
The lower grade of celluloses thus dissolved are only in part precipitated in acidifying the alkaline solution.
With celluloses of the wood and straw classes there is a considerable conversion into soluble alkali-celluloses.
Also there is no suggestion as to how far the formula is applicable to the celluloses considered as a group.
All of these, taken together, constitute the general group known as the celluloses.