AVETE ®

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AVETE®

Synonyms: hyetellose, 2-hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose, HEC

CAS Number: 9004-62-0

Catalog Number: AVT-001

Applications: Hydroxyethyl cellulose is a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose. It is widely used in cosmetics, cleaning solutions, and other household products. Hydroxyethyl cellulose and methyl cellulose are frequently used with hydrophobic drugs in capsule formulations, to improve the drugs' dissolution in the gastrointestinal fluids. This process is known as hydrophilization. HEC is also used a sustained release polymer for tableting.

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Properties

Appearance

Off-white granular powder

Chemical formula

Variable

Molar mass

VariableV(average Mv ~90,000 or 250,000 and …)

density

0.6 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Melting point

288-290 °C

Storage temp. 

Store below +30°C.