Agent Name

Hydroxyethylcellulose

CAS Number

9004-62-0

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Other Classes

Synonyms

H. E. Cellulose; 2-Hydroxyethyl cellulose; 2-Hydroxyethyl cellulose ether; AH 15; AW 15 (Polysaccharide); BL 15; Cellosize; Cellosize 4400H16; Cellosize QP; Cellosize QP 1500; Cellosize QP 30000; Cellosize QP 4400; Cellosize QP3; Cellosize UT 40; Cellosize WP; Cellosize WP 09; Cellosize WP 300; Cellosize WP 300H; Cellosize WP 400H; Cellosize WP 4400; Cellosize WPO 9H17; Cellulose 2-hydroxyethyl ether; Cellulose hydroxyethyl ether; Cellulose hydroxyethylate; Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl ether; Cellulose, ethylene oxide-grafted; Cellulosize; Fuji HEC-BL 20; Glutofix 600; HEC; HEC-Al 5000; Hercules N 100; Hespan; Hetastarch; Hydroxyethyl cellulose; Hydroxyethyl cellulose ether; Hydroxyethyl ether cellulose; J 164; Natrosol; Natrosol 150L; Natrosol 180HH; Natrosol 180L; Natrosol 240JR; Natrosol 250; Natrosol 250 HHR; Natrosol 250G; Natrosol 250H; Natrosol 250H4R; Natrosol 250HHP; Natrosol 250HHR; Natrosol 250HR; Natrosol 250HX; Natrosol 250L; Natrosol 250M; Natrosol 250MH; Natrosol 300H; Natrosol LR; OETs; Oxirane, polymer with cellulose; Tylose H 20; Tylose H 300; Tylose H series; Tylose P; Tylose P-X; Tylose P-Z series; Tylose PS-X; Unicel QP 100MH; Unicel QP 300 H; Unicel QP 52000 H; Walocel HT 6.000 PFV; [ChemIDplus]

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Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A starch derivative with unknown exact composition; [Merck Index] Used as a suspending agent (emulsions, jellies, ointments, lotions, suppositories, and tablets), a thickener (latex paints and paint removers), a sizing agent (paper and textiles), a colloid (polymers and textile dyes), a water-retaining agent (cements, mortars, and concrete), and a binder (ceramic glazes, films, and sheeting); Also used for secondary petroleum recovery and in medicine (artificial tear solutions, cryoprotective agent for erythrocytes, and plasma volume expander); [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Non-toxic ingestion; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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