|Product No.||CAS||Purity||Formula||Molecular Weight||Density (Bulk)||APS||Color|
|NRE-57001||9004-34-6||99.9%||(C6H10O5)n||136.22 g/mol||0.30 to 0.5 gms/liter||<40µm (can be customized)||White powder|
Cellulose is an organic compound with the formula (C6H10O5)n, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to several thousand units of D-glucose linked to β (1 → 4). Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and oomycetes. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. The cellulose content of cotton fibers is 90%, the wood is 40 to 50% and dry hemp is about 57%.
Cellulose is mainly used to produce cardboard and paper. Small amounts are converted into a wide range of products such as cellophane and rayon. Cellulose conversion biofuel energy crops such as cellulosic ethanol have been developed as a renewable fuel. Cellulose for industrial use is mainly obtained with wood pulp and cotton.