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Hydroxypropyl cellulose

average Mw ~100,000, powder, 20 mesh particle size (99% through)

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Quality Level

autoignition temp.

752 °F

mol wt

average Mw ~100,000

biological oxygen demand (BOD)

14,000 ppm


<5 wt. %

particle size

20 mesh (99% through)

pH range

5.0 - 8.5

interfacial tension mineral oil

12.5 dyn/cm, 0.1 wt. % in H2O (vs. mineral oil)


65-175 cP, 5 wt. % in H2O(25 °C, Brookfield, spindle #1) (30 rpm)(lit.)


polar organic solvents: soluble


0.5 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Jeremiah F Kelleher et al.
AAPS PharmSciTech, 21(1), 23-23 (2019-12-14)
The development of oral solid dosage forms, such as tablets that contain a high dose of drug(s), requires polymers and other additives to be incorporated at low levels as possible, to keep the final tablet weight low, and, correspondingly, the
Daniela M Correia et al.
Materials (Basel, Switzerland), 13(10) (2020-05-21)
This study reports a versatile method for the development of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and water-soluble cellulose derivatives (methyl cellulose (MC), hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (NaCMC)) films comprising the ionic liquid (IL) 2-hydroxy-ethyl-trimethylammonium dihydrogen phosphate ([Ch][DHP]) for actuator
Jianjun Yang et al.
International orthopaedics, 37(3), 515-521 (2012-11-28)
The aim of this study was to determine whether hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) coating of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) artificial ligaments enhances graft osseointegration in the bone tunnel. Thirty New Zealand white rabbits underwent artificial ligament graft transplantation in the bilateral proximal tibia
Alexandre Monteiro et al.
Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 39(2), 266-283 (2012-04-17)
Nanoparticles of BCS Class II drugs are produced in wet stirred media mills operating in batch or recirculation mode with the goal of resolving the poor water-solubility issue. Scant information is available regarding the continuous production of drug nanoparticles via
Noorullah Naqvi Mohammed et al.
AAPS PharmSciTech, 13(4), 1158-1169 (2012-09-11)
The objective of this research work was to evaluate Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) EF and ELF polymers, for solubility enhancement as well as to address some of the disadvantages associated with solid dispersions. Ketoprofen (KPR), a Biopharmaceutics Classification System class II

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