THE word ‘cellulose’ possesses two connotations : in a technical sense it denotes products obtained by certain processes from vegetable material ; in a chemical sensé it is commonly used for a linear high-molecular polysaccharide composed solely of glucose residues linked by α 1-4 glucosidic bonds. It is, however, not yet established with certainty that this polysaccharide is really the main constituent of natural cellulose fibres.
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MEYER, K., STUDER, M. & VAN DER WYK, A. Constitution of ‘Pure’ Cellulose. Nature 164, 786–787 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164786b0
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