Cleancel 55HD20000

Product Cleancel 55HD20000
CAS number 9004-67-5
Chemical name Methyl ether of cellulose
Synonyms MC, E461, Cellulose methyl ether
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 % 27.5 – 31.5
Viscosity cps 15 000 – 28 000 (20 000 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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