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44779 Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

CAS Number
9004-65-3
Synonyms
Methocel
HPMC

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
44779-18 50g 29.80
44779-30 250g 81.40
44779-A1 1kg 264.00
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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

MDL
MFCD00131360

Chemical Properties

Form
Powder
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol, ether, acetone and organic solvents.

Applications

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is used as an ophthalmic lubricant, an emulsifier and a thickening and suspending agent. It is widely used as an excipient in pharmaceutical formulations. It acts as a food additive. Its eye drops are known as artificial tears, which are used to relieve eye dryness and soreness. It finds applications in various fields as tile adhesives, gypsum products, cosmetics, cement renders, contact lenses, detergents and cleaners.

Notes

Methoxyl 28-30%, hydroxypropyl 7-12%, viscosity (2% aqueous solution, 20°C) 40-60 mPa.sHygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, bleaching powder, fluorine and nitric acid.

Literature References

Qiu, S.; Li, M. Effects of coformers on phase transformation and release profiles of carbamazepine cocrystals in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose based matrix tablets. Int. J. Pharm. 2015, 479 (1), 118-128.

Allahbash, S.; Nicolai, T.; Chassenieux, C.; Tassin, J. F.; Benyahia, L.; Weiss, P.; Rethore, G. Interplay of thermal and covalent gelation of silanized hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose gels. Carbohydr. Polym. 2015, 115, 510-515.

Other References

Merck
14,4842
Harmonized Tariff Code
3912.39
TSCA
Yes

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