Cellulose dispersed in ethanol is called______________

Cellulose dispersed in ethanol is called collodion.


Collodion can be defined as a 4% solution of nitrocellulose prepared in a mixture of alcohol and ether.  It is a yellowish, viscous, highly flammable solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol.


  • Collodion used in the manufacture of photographic film, in engraving and lithography.
  • The wet collodion process was the first successful photographic negative process.

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