Hydropropyl Methylcellulose(PVC & Pharm)

Hydropropyl Methylcellulose Introduction

Synonym: HPMC, HPMC E50, HPMC pharm grade, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

CAS-no.:  9004-65-3


Hydropropyl Methyl Cellulose is a nonionic cellulose ether, white powder in appearance, odorless and tasteless. It is soluble in water and most polar organic solvents, and sells into transparent or slightly turbid colloidal solution in cold water. The aqueous solution possesses such characteristics as surface activity, high transparency and stable performance. It also owns the property of thermal gelling, thus its aqueous solution can form into the glue to separate out after heating, and then it dissolves after cooling, with different gelling temperatures in different specifications of products. The solubility changes with viscosity. The lower viscosity is, the larger solubility is. The properties of HMPC of different specifications are different, while a solution of HPMC in water will not be affected by PH value.


Hydropropyl Methylcellulose Specifications

Main componentDispersant Hydropropl Methylcelluose >99%PASS
Content of Methoxy28.0-30.028.3
Content of Hydroxypropoxy7-128.2
Viscosity (mPas)40.0-60.050
Ash content≤1.50.6


Hydropropyl Methylcellulose Application

In oral preparation, HPMC is mainly applied as tablet adhesive, film coating material and framework material of sustained-release; in topical preparation, it is mainly applied as suspending agent and thickener of ophthalmology preparation, and also as emulsifier, suspension and stabilizer of gel and ointment.


Packaging, storage, and transportation

[Storage] Keep dry, keep away from heat and sunshine, and store in a closed container.

[Package] Packed in fiber can be lined with double-layer polyethylene bad.

[Net Weight] 25kg/piece

Hydropropyl Methylcellulose TDS / MSDS Download