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M0387

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl cellulose

viscosity: 1,500 cP

CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

wood (pulp cellulose)

Quality Level

form

powder

viscosity

1,200-1,800 cP, 2 % in water(20 °C)

SMILES string

[*]OC[C@H]1O[C@@H](O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO[*])O[C@@H](O[*])[C@H](O[*])[C@H]2O[*])[C@H](O[*])[C@@H](O[*])[C@@H]1O[*]

InChI key

YLGXILFCIXHCMC-JHGZEJCSSA-N

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General description

Methyl cellulose is a tough, non-toxic material. It is odorless and tasteless. Hence, methyl cellulose is widely used as an adhesive in the food packaging industry. In water-soluble adhesives, it is utilized as a thickening agent. Methyl cellulose is also used as a viscosity control agent. In the cosmetic industry, it is used as an emulsifier, binder and stabilizer.

Application

Methyl cellulose has been used:
  • as a component of an embryo medium to culture zebrafish embryos for motility assays
  • to mount haploid/tetraploid zebrafish embryos on slides for live imaging
  • to enhance the viscosity of artificial seawater to study the flagellar waves of Ciona spermatozoa

Packaging

1 kg in poly drum
100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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