Title: Oxidized Cellulose
Additional Names: Absorbable cellulose; cellulosic acid; polyanhydroglucuronic acid
Trademarks: Oxycel (Parke-Davis); Hemo-Pak (J & J)
Literature References: A cellulose of varied carboxyl content retaining the fibrous structure. Prepd by oxidizing cellulose with nitrogen dioxide: Yackel, Kenyon, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 64, 121 (1942).
Properties: The degree of oxidation is sufficiently high to make the product sol in dil alk solns. Insol in water or acidic solns.
Therap-Cat: Hemostatic (local).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Hemostatic (local).