Product Cleancel 60HD6
CAS number 9004-65-3
Chemical name 2-hydroxypropyl ether of methylcellulose
Synonyms HPMC, E464, Hypromellose
Appearance White, yellowish-white or greyish-white powder or granules, hydroscopic after drying.
Solubility Practically insoluble in hot water, in acetone, in anhydrous ethanol and in toluene. It dissolves in cold water giving a colloidal solution.
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 % 28 – 30
Hydropropoxy % 7 – 12
Viscosity cps 4.8 – 7.2 (6 Aim)
Loss on drying % N.M.T. 5
pH value 5 – 8
Sulfated ash % N.M.T. 1.5
Propylene chlorohdins % N.M.T. 0.1
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 Absent
Coagulase-negative Staph Absent
Listeria Monocytogenes Absent


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