a-cellulose

α-cellulose

[¦al·fə ′sel·yə‚lōs]
(organic chemistry)
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Scouring (NaOH concentration [less than] 10%) is a purifying treatment of cotton a-cellulose, removing impurities such as waxes, pectins, hemi-celluloses, and mineral salts.