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Old 05-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #671
Wadaltmon
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Default Re: Webbing formula - Part 1

Guys, I've been looking at this all wrong. Cellulose acetate is the way of the past. Take a look at this link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23618277
I've been too focused on synthesizing an organic ester when I completely forgot that it was possible to use an inorganic ester. All one must do is get ethanol and sulfuric (battery) acid, throw in a little NaCl table salt, and then the cellulose, dehydrate it, and we have a simple inorganic ester, cellulose sulfate. Why, it's so simple it's uncanny. I could have been using this the whole time. I want to try this today. However, if this fails, then I'll just use pure cellulose and hope it forms hydrogen bonds between the strands.

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