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M0512

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl cellulose

viscosity: 4,000 cP

CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

wood (pulp cellulose)

Quality Level

form

powder

viscosity

3,500-5,600 cP, 2 % in water(20 °C)

SMILES string

[*]OC[C@H]1O[C@@H](O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO[*])O[C@@H](O[*])[C@H](O[*])[C@H]2O[*])[C@H](O[*])[C@@H](O[*])[C@@H]1O[*]

InChI key

YLGXILFCIXHCMC-JHGZEJCSSA-N

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General description

Methyl cellulose is a water-soluble, non-ionic polymer with hydrophilic glucosidic bonds, derived from the polysaccharide cellulose.

Application

Methyl cellulose has been used:
  • in colony forming assays
  • for sperm motility assessment
  • for the generation of spheroids
  • in preparation of agar beads

Packaging

1 kg in poly drum
100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Methyl cellulose mediates stabilization of oil, water and air mixtures, like foam, by emulsification. Methyl cellulose is used as a binder and thickener for various adhesives. It is also used as a treatment of constipation.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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