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28244 Sigma-Aldrich

Ethyl cellulose

tested according to Ph.Eur., viscosity 10 mPa.s 

Synonym: Ethylcellulosum

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical/Chromatography, Carbohydrates, Core Bioreagents, Pharmacopoeia, Pharmacopoeia A-Z,
assay   48.0-49.5% (Ethoxy (OC2H5) groups (dried substances)- EU Portal, GC)
form   coarse powder
autoignition temp.   698 °F
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
refractive index   n20/D 1.47(lit.)
viscosity   10 mPa.s
solubility   acetone: soluble
  benzene: soluble
  butyl acetate: soluble
  carbon tetrachloride: soluble
  ethanol: soluble
  glycerol: insoluble
  propylene glycol: insoluble
  water: insoluble
  xylene: soluble
density   1.14 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

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Application

Ethyl cellulose has been used in the preparation of biostructures such as matrices, microspheres, microparticles, pellets and tablets for use in drug delivery. It has also been used in making chemically modified ethyl cellulose-based membrane for the purification of IgG.

General description

Ethyl cellulose is a lipophilic polymer that possesses excellent membrane-forming ability and durability. It facilitates the formation of free films and is utilized in studying the dynamic interaction of polymer films with water.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
FJ5950500

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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