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Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose

average Mw ~700,000

Carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt
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autoignition temp.

698 °F

mol wt

average Mw ~700,000

extent of labeling

0.9 carboxymethyl groups per anhydroglucose unit


270 °C (dec.)



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General description

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a water dispersible sodium salt of carboxy-methyl ether of cellulose that forms a clear colloidal solution. It is a hygroscopic material that has the ability to absorb more than 50% of water at high humidity. It is also a natural polymeric derivative that can be used in detergents, food and textile industries.


CMC can be used as a binder in the preparation of graphene nano-platelet based inks for the fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). It can also be used as a viscosity enhancer in the development of tyrosinase based inks for the formation of electrodes for biosensor applications. CMC is used as a support material for a variety of cathodes and anodes for microbial fuel cells.


100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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