Acetylation

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The process of introducing an ethanoyl (acetyl) radical into an organic molecule.

Note 1 : The term acetylation is used to describe the process of combining cellulose with ethanoic (acetic) acid.

Note 2 : A partial acetylation is sometimes applied to cotton in the form of yarn or fibre to give it special properties

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