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What is "Acetylation" - Definition & Explanation

The introduction of an acetyl radical into an organic molecule. The combination of cellulose with acetic acid is an example.
A chemical reaction that changes cellulose linters (cotton) into cellulose acetate. This reaction improves the heat and rot resistance of the fiber yet does not adversely affect the other good properties of cotton.

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