Sorption of Copper by Cellulose


I AM not completely certain that Dr. Michie is discussing quite the same problem as that investigated by my co-workers and me. Although we used the term ‘copper-cellulose complex’ in some of our papers, we were consciously using the term ‘cellulose’ as defined by two of us in another connexion1 as a family of polysaccharides built into microfibrils of a substance which, by virtue of the extraction procedure by which it is obtained and of certain physical properties, is normally called cellulose; we were therefore not discussing those rare products—which we term ‘eucellulose’1—which yield glucose only on hydrolysis.

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    Myers, A., and Preston, R. D., Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 150, 447 (1959).

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PRESTON, R. Sorption of Copper by Cellulose. Nature 190, 804 (1961).

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