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(Hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose

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Properties

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composition   hydroxylpropoxyl content, ~9%
viscosity   ~15 mPa.s, 2 % in H2O(25 °C)

Description

Application

(Hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose (HPMC), an inert viscoelastic polymer is used as an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent similar to animal gelatin. HPMC is used in the development of controlled-delivery medicament.

Thickener for aqueous and non-aqueous systems, clear films with grease resistance, binders, lubricants, steric stabilizer and water retention aid.

Features and Benefits

Dissolves in water, undergoes reversible gelation upon heating, non-ionic, does not complex with ionic species and is surface active and enzyme resistant. Solutions are pseudoplastic.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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