Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Hydroxyethyl cellulose is a partially substituted poly (hydroxyethyl) ether of cellulose. It is available in several grades that vary in viscosity and degree of substitution; some grades are modified to improve their dispersion in water. Hydroxyethyl cellulose occurs as a white. yellowish-white or grayish-white, odorless and tasteless, hygroscopic powder.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Hydroxyethyl cellulose; Hydroxyethylcellulose; HEC; Cellulose hydroxyethyl ether; Cellulose 2-hydroxyethvl ether; Cellulose hvdroxyethylate; Hydroxyethylcellulosum; Natrosol; Tylose H; Tylose PIM; Cellosize HEC; Ethylhydroxy cellulose; Ethylose; HEC;
Uses and Applications: Coating Agent; Suspending Agent; Tablet Binder; Thickening Agent; Viscosity-Increasing Agent
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