Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives

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Cellulose is everywhere. In fact, it is the most abundant organic molecule on the Earth! It’s in (but not limited to) our food, clothing, and plastics, and the cellulose compound nitrocellulose is used in explosives but also in things like x-rays, early silent films and nail polish. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into how this tiny molecule holds up so much of our modern world.

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Credits:

Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Producer/Editor:
Darren Weaver

Writer/Host:
Alex Dainis, PhD

Assistant Editor:
Brett Kuxhausen

Animator:
Shea Lord

Fact Checker:
Bob Hunt

Archive Producer:
Annalea Embree

Coordinating Producer:
Samantha Jones, PhD

Scientific Consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
Wolfgang Glasser PhD
Martin Hubbe, PhD
Gerald Kagan, PhD
William MacCrehan, PhD
Michael Marletta, PhD
Brianne Raccor, PhD

Sources:
air handling systems
Dust explosion

CBC News
Sawmill Explosion

Sources:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15WqwID5–W0BhK-Hs2XWL_vmSm8gz_awz-C6FKbRLXQ/edit?usp=sharing

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