Product Cleancel EC N7
CAS number 9004-57-3
Chemical name Ethyl ether of cellulose
Synonyms EC, E462, Cellulose ethyl ether
Appearance White or yellowish-white powder or granular powder.
Solubility Practically insoluble in water, soluble in methylene chloride and in a mixture of ethanol and toluene, slightly soluble in ethyl acetate and in methanol.
Application Designed for use in a wide range of food and pharmaceutical applications.
Compliance Ph. Eur, EU Regulation No. 231/2012
Item Unit Specification
Physical analysis
Identification A to E Conform
Solution appearance Conform
Methoxy % 44.0 – 51.0
Viscosity cps 5.6 – 8.4 (7 Aim)
Loss on drying % N.M.T. 5
Sulfated ash % N.M.T. 1.5
pH value % 5 – 8
Heavy metals
Arsenic ppm N.M.T. 3
Lead ppm N.M.T. 2
Mercury ppm N.M.T. 1
Cadmium ppm N.M.T. 1
Microbacteria | Toxins | Impurities
Total plate count cfu/g N.M.T. 1000
Yeast and mould cfu/g N.M.T. 100
E.Colli /1g Absent
Salmonella /1g Absent
Coagulase-negative Staph /1g Absent
Listeria Monocytogenes /1g Absent


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