ProductCleancel 55HD50
CAS number9004-67-5
Chemical nameMethyl ether of cellulose
SynonymsMC, E461, Cellulose methyl ether
AppearanceWhite, yellowish-white or greyish-white powder or granules, hydroscopic after drying.
SolubilityPractically insoluble in hot water, in acetone, in anhydrous ethanol and in toluene. It dissolves in cold water giving a colloidal solution.
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%27.5 – 31.5
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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