Ethylcellulose Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Ethylcellulose is a linear polymer derived from cellulose having some of the hydroxyl (–OH) functional groups on the cellulose backbone substituted with ethoxyl group (–O–CH2–CH3). The content of ethoxyl is at least 44% and not more than 52%. Ethylcellulose is a hydrophobic and brittle polymer, and is supplied as a tasteless, free-flowing white powder.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Ethylcellulose, Cellulose Ethyl Ether; Ethocel; Aquacoat ECD; E462; Surelease
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; IP
Uses and Applications: Coating Agent; Tablet Binder; Viscosity-Increasing Agent
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