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USP Ethyl Cellulose Pharmaceutical Use

USP Ethyl Cellulose Pharmaceutical Use
USP Ethyl Cellulose Pharmaceutical Use

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Product Details:
Place of Origin: China
Brand Name: Honest
Model Number: K70 K100 N10 N50 N100 N200
Payment & Shipping Terms:
Minimum Order Quantity: 1000kgs
Packaging Details: 20kgs/drum
Delivery Time: 15-20days
Payment Terms: TT L/C Western Union
Supply Ability: 300mt/month

USP Ethyl Cellulose Pharmaceutical Use

Appearance: White Or Yellowish Powder Product Name: USP Ethyl Cellulose Pharmaceutical Use
Raw Material: Refined Cotton Application: Dispersing Agent, Stabilizer And Water Retention Agent
Inspection: 100% Test Before Delivery Viscosity: 600-300cps
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Name: Ethyl Cellulose


Abbreviation: EC


Structural formula:

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In the formula, n stands for degree of polymerization and R for –H or –C2H5.




Ethyl Cellulose is a kind of white grains or powder, having no smell or tastes. Its 5% soliquoid shows neutral to litmus test paper. Its specific density 1.07~1.18, heat distortion point: 135~155degree centigrade, and fire point: 330~360 degree centigrade. Ethyl Cellulose has good stability against light, heat, oxygen and wetness, and is stable to chemicals. It is resistant to alkali, dilute acid and salting liquid, soluble in some organic solvents, such as alcohol, ether, ketone, ester, aromatic hydrocarbon and halohydrocarbon, etc, and compatible with many celluloses, resin and nearly all plasticizers. Ethyl Cellulose has low combustibility, small hydroscopicity and good electric behavior. Its thin film and plastics have good mechanical strength and flexibility in a wide range of temperature.


Technical requirements


1. Appearance


White or even yellowing powder or grains, without any smell or taste.


2. Technical Index



Item Index
K type N type T type
Content of ethoxy, % 45.0~47.9 48.0~49.5 49.6~51.0
Viscosity, mPas Conform to the requirements of table 2
Residue on ignition, % 0.4 Max
Loss on drying % 3.0 Max
Heavy metal ppm 20 Max
Arsenic ppm 3 Max
Bacterium 1000cfu/gram Max

100cfu/gram Max


3.Viscosity Specification

Table 2


Level Specific range Level Specific range
4 3.0~5.5 45 41~49
7 6.0~8.5 55 51~60
10 9.0~12.5 70 62~74
15 13~ 16 90 80~90
20 18~22 100 91~100

Note: Provided that buyers have other requirements, negotiation might be necessary between Supplier and Buyer.


Purpose ofApplication


Due to its insolubility in water, ethyl cellulose is mainly used as tablet adhesive and thin film coating material, etc. It is also used as retarding agent for aggregate to make various types of aggregate slow-release pills; as slow-release agent or slow-release pills for compound material when making coat; as microcapsule material to make the medical effect release continuously, and avoid the preaction of water soluble medicine. It can be too used in any type of medicine as dispersing agent, stabilizer and water retention agent to prevent medicine from absorption and deterioration, enhance the safe storage and stability of pills. It can even be used as adhesive, slow-release agent and moisture-repellant agent for vitamine pills and mineral pills.


Selection guide of products for pharmaceutical:


Usage Applicable type ofthe product Typical Use Level
Controlled Release Coatings EN-4,EN-7,EN-10 3-20%
Microencapsulation EN-20,EN-45,EN-100 10-20%

Solvent-Based Coating for

Barrier or Taste Masking


All N Type



Direct Compression Granulation EN-7, EN-10, EN-100 5-40%
Solvent-Based Granulation EN-10,EN-20,EN-45 1-6%


Instruction for usage


While padding, add Ethyl Cellulose slowly into the container with solvent until it is fully wetted and dissolved.




It is packed in fiberboard boxes or drums lined with PVC bags. Net weight per package: 20kg


Instruction for storage

Seal it and store in dry place.

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