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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 a major raw material for papermaking, as well as in the chemical industry and other fields. The substance is in water and insoluble in most organic solvents and also non-abrasive (surface erosion) or carcinogenic (carcinogenic). Therefore, it is also suitable for the winemaking among other things as filter aids, Filtering agents of cellulose or similar materials are also referred to as plate filters. Incorrect storage can lead to negative effects on taste - the so-called filters taste,

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