. What is collodion

Best Answer


Collodion is a flammable, syrupy 4% solution of Nitro cellulose prepared in a mix of alcohol and ether.

Collodion solutions are of two types:

  • Flexible collodion
  • Non-flexible collodion

The two types of collodions find different kinds of utility, e.g: Flexible collodion solutions are used in surgical dressings whereas Non-flexible collodion is used in theatrical make-up, photography, etc.

Collodion solutions also find utility in:

  • Electro- enecephalography
  • Optic cleaning
  • Microscopic study
  • Nail polish, etc.

Final Answer: Collodion solution is a solution of nitrocellulose in ether and alcohol.



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