Methyl cellulose, MC

Cas No.: 9004-67-5
MF: C20H38O11
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Methylcellulose, also known as cellulose methyl ether, abbreviated as MC (abbreviation of MethylCellulose), is a long-chain substituted cellulose. The average molecular weight of methylcellulose is 10,000 to 220,000. It is a white powder or fiber at room temperature. It is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-allergic. The apparent relative density is 0.35-0.55 (the true relative density is 1.26-1.30). . It swells into a translucent viscous colloidal solution in water, is neutral to litmus, is insoluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform, and is soluble in glacial acetic acid. It is resistant to acid, alkali, microorganisms, heat, light, etc., and is not affected by oil and grease, but it will burn when it reaches the ignition point.

The product is widely used in the architecture industry such as the mixture agent for cement, plaster, and clay seams. It can also be used as adhesive film-forming agent in cosmetics, medicine, and food industry; also can be used as sizing agents for spinning, and printing and dyeing, synthetic resin dispersing agent, paint film formers and thickeners. Methyl cellulose is a very stable material which is resistant to acid, alkalis, microorganisms, and heating. It can be excrete out from the human body without any change. It is used for synthetic resin dispersing agent, film-forming agent of painting, thickener, binder materials, textile sizing agent, and the film-forming agent in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

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