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cellulose

Main component (also cellulose) of plant cell walls (mass portion approx. 50%) and thus the most common organic compound and also the most common polysaccharide (see saccharides ). Cellulose is an important raw material for papermaking as well as in the chemical industry and other areas. The substance is in water and insoluble in most organic solvents and also not abrasive (surface erosion) or carcinogenic (carcinogenic). Therefore it is also suitable for the winemaking among other things as filter aids, Filtering means of cellulose or similar materials are also referred to as plate filters. Improper storage can lead to negative effects on taste - the so-called filters taste,

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