ProductCleancel EC N50
CAS number9004-57-3
Chemical nameEthyl ether of cellulose
SynonymsEC, E462, Cellulose ethyl ether
AppearanceWhite or yellowish-white powder or granular powder.
SolubilityPractically insoluble in water, soluble in methylene chloride and in a mixture of ethanol and toluene, slightly soluble in ethyl acetate and in methanol.
ApplicationDesigned for use in a wide range of food and pharmaceutical applications.
CompliancePh. Eur, EU Regulation No. 231/2012
Physical analysis
Identification A to EConform
Solution appearanceConform
Methoxy%44.0 – 51.0
Viscositycps40- 60 (50 Aim)
Loss on drying%N.M.T. 5
Sulfated ash%N.M.T. 1.5
pH value%5 – 8
Heavy metals
ArsenicppmN.M.T. 3
LeadppmN.M.T. 2
MercuryppmN.M.T. 1
CadmiumppmN.M.T. 1
Microbacteria | Toxins | Impurities
Total plate countcfu/gN.M.T. 1000
Yeast and mouldcfu/gN.M.T. 100
Coagulase-negative Staph/1gAbsent
Listeria Monocytogenes/1gAbsent


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