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(Hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose

average Mn ~90,000

CAS Number:
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Quality Level

mol wt

average Mn ~90,000

extent of labeling

1.1-1.6 mol methoxy per mol cellulose (D.S.)
21 wt. % methoxy
0.1-0.3 mol propylene oxide per mol cellulose (M.S.)
5 wt. % propylene oxide

surface tension

43-55 dyn/cm, 25 °C, 0.05 wt. %


15,000 cP, 2 wt. % in H2O(20 °C, Ubbelohde)(lit.)

transition temp

gel point 70-90 °C

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Thickener for aqueous and non-aqueous systems, clear films with grease resistance, binders, lubricants, steric stabilizer and water retention aid.


100 g in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Dissolves in water, undergoes reversible gelation upon heating, non-ionic, does not complex with ionic species and is surface active and enzyme resistant. Solutions are pseudoplastic.

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

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