Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

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Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

CAS No.: 9004-32-4 

H.S No.: 39123100

EINECS No.: 900-432-4

Chemical Formula: [C6H7O2(OH)x(OCH2COONa)y] 

                                n is the degree of polymerization, x=1.5 to 2.8, y=0.2 to 1.5, x+y=3.0, y=degree of substitution

Another Name: Carboxymethylcellulose, CMC, Na CMC, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, E466, Cellulose Gum,Carmellose sodium, Sodium cmc.

Chemical Name: Sodium salt of carboxymethyl ether of cellulose

Definition: Prepared from cellulose by treatment with alkali and monochloroacetic acid or its sodium salt. The article of commerce can be specified further by viscosity.

Formula weight: Structural unit with a degree of substitution of 0.2: 178.14

                             Structural unit with a degree of substitution of 1.5: 282.18

                             Macromolecules: greater than about 17000 (n about 100)

Functional Uses: Thickening agent, stabilizer, suspending agent.

Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is anionic cellulose ether with macromolecular structure. It is odourless, tasteless, and non-toxic with white or faint yellow powder or particles. It can easily dissolve in water, and transfer into the colloidal solution; and it cannot dissolve in ethanol, ether, acetone, and other organic solvent.

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