Methyl Cellulose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Methyl Cellulose Properties

Methyl Cellulose

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Methyl Cellulose is a methyl ester of cellulose. It is used as a thickener and emulsifier in various food and cosmetic products, in the manufacture of capsules in nutritional supplements, and also as a treatment of constipation, as a variable viscosity personal lubricant, as a performance additive in construction materials.It is also used as a bulk laxative and as a suspending agent for drugs and applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea during certain ophthalmic procedures.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Powder
Boiling Point 507 °C
CAS Number 9004-67-5
Density 1.15 g/cm3
EINECS Number 232-674-9
IUPAC Name (6S)-3,4,5-trimethoxy-2-(methoxymethyl)-6-[(3R)-4,5,6-trimethoxy-2-(methoxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-3-yl]oxy-tetrahydropyran
InChI 1/C20H38O11/c1-21-9-11-13(23-3)15(24-4)18(27-7)20(30-11)31-14-12(10-22-2)29-19(28-8)17(26-6)16(14)25-5/h11-20H,9-10H2,1-8H3/t11?,12?,13?,14-,15?,16?,17?,18?,19?,20+/m1/s1
Molecular Formula [C6H7O2(OH)x(OCH3)y ]n
RTECS Number FJ5959000
Refractive 1.469 n/D
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Cellulose Methyl Ether;Methyl Cellulose USP;Methylated Cellulose
pH Value 5-8