Agent Name

Cellulose ethyl hydroxyethyl ether

CAS Number

9004-58-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ethyl-2-hydroxyethylcellulose; Cellulose, ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl ether; [ChemIDplus] Ethyl-2-hydroxyethyl ether cellulose; Ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose; Etulos; [Merck Index] 2-Hydroxyethyl ether of ethyl cellulose; [JECFA] Bermocoll; EHEC; [Akzo Nobel MSDS]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

White, slightly yellowish, or greyish solid; Hygroscopic; [JECFA] White powder; [Akzo Nobel MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a cathartic; [Merck Index] Used as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener for foods; [JECFA]

Comments

Increased food consumption and a minor decrease in liver weight of males observed in 90-day oral study of rats at 2,500 mg/kg/day; [JECFA] An irritant; Not a skin sensitizer using the Magnusson Klingman method; [Akzo Nobel MSDS] See "Cellulose."

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