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M6385

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl cellulose

viscosity: 25 cP

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

Quality Level

form

powder

viscosity

20-30 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 (MC) is a simple derivative of cellulose.

Application

Methyl cellulose has been used:
  • as a supplement for culturing multicellular spheroids of SH-SY5Y cells
  • as a supplement for culturing tumor cell spheroids
  • to generate and study the rheological behavior of aqueous mullite-albumin-methylcellulose systems

Packaging

100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Methyl cellulose (MC) acts as a laxative and is hydrophilic. It has therapeutic effects against constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diverticulosis due to its bulk-forming and stool softening properties. MC has the potential to treat patients with ileostomies and colostomies. It may also be used as a stabilizer and emulsifier. MC is a component of eye drops and contact lens solutions.

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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