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Ethyl cellulose

48.0-49.5% (w/w) ethoxyl basis

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48.0-49.5% (w/w) ethoxyl basis



autoignition temp.

698 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.47 (lit.)


7-15 mPa.s, 6 % in toluene/ethanol 80:20(25 °C)


1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

room temp

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Ethyl cellulose is generated by converting a variable number of hydroxyl groups on the repeating glucose units to ethyl ether groups. Ethylcellulose is used in the preparation of biostructures such as matrices, microspheres, microparticles, pellets and tablets for use in drug delivery.

Preparation Note

Ethyl Cellulose is soluble in a wide range of solvents such as aliphatic alcohols, chlorinated solvents, and natural oils. It is insoluble in water, glycerin, and prolylene glycol.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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