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Substance Name: Cellophane
RN: 9005-81-6


  • A generic name for film produced from wood pulp by the viscose process. It is a thin, transparent sheeting of regenerated cellulose, moisture-proof and sometimes dyed, and used chiefly as food wrapping or as bags for dialysis. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • (C6-H10-O5)mult-

Classification Code

  • Tumor Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Cellophane

MeSH Heading

  • Cellophane


  • Visking cellophane

Systematic Name

  • Cellophane

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9005-81-6

Other Registry Number

  • 9077-41-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009005816

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C6-H10-O5)mult-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C6-H10-O5