PROTAL ®

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PROTAL®

Synonyms: 2-hydroxypropyl ether, hyprolose, Hydroxypropyl cellulose¸ E463, HPC

CAS Number: 9004-64-2

Catalog Number: PR-001

Applications: Hydroxypropyl Cellulose is used in the synthesis of nanoparticle carriers for drug delivery. HPC is also used as a lubricant for artificial eyes. HPC is used as a thickener, a low level binder and as an emulsion stabiliser with E number E463. In pharmaceuticals it is used as a binder in tablets.

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Properties

Appearance

white powder

Chemical formula

variable

Molar mass

Variable (average Mn ~10,000 up to average Mn ~1,000,000)

Density

0.5 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Melting Point

>170ºC

pH range.

5.0 – 8.5

Solubility

polar organic solvents: soluble

Storage temp. 

Room Temp