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Cellulose MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cellulose
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.562.180
D09.698.365.180
D25.720.099.500
J01.637.051.720.099.500
Unique ID
D002482
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002482
Scope Note
A polysaccharide with glucose units linked as in CELLOBIOSE. It is the chief constituent of plant fibers, cotton being the purest natural form of the substance. As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparations.
Entry Term(s)
Alphacel
Avicel
Heweten
Polyanhydroglucuronic Acid
Rayophane
Sulfite Cellulose
alpha-Cellulose
Registry Number
9004-34-6
CAS Type 1 Name
Cellulose
See Also
Cellophane
Paper
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Cellulose Preferred
Rayophane Narrower
Avicel Narrower
Heweten Narrower
Sulfite Cellulose Narrower
Alphacel Narrower
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