Carboxymethyl cellulose

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MedKoo CAT#: 111522

CAS#: 9000-11-7 (free), 9004-32-4 (Na)

Description: Carboxymethyl cellulose is a cellulose derivative that is used as an emulsifier and thickener in cosmetics and eye drops.

Chemical Structure

Carboxymethyl cellulose
CAS# 9000-11-7 (free), 9004-32-4 (Na)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 111522
Name: Carboxymethyl cellulose
CAS#: 9000-11-7 (free), 9004-32-4 (Na)
Chemical Formula: C8H16O8
Exact Mass: 240.08
Molecular Weight: 240.21
Elemental Analysis: C, 40.00; H, 6.71; O, 53.28

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Related CAS #: 9000-11-7 (free)    

Synonym: cellulose gum; CMC; C.M.C.; carboxymethylcellulose; carboxy methyl cellulose; carboxy-methyl-cellulose; carmellose; carbose; Apergel; Almelose; thylose; Tylose;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: acetic acid compound with 2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanal (1:1)


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C6H12O6.C2H4O2/c7-1-3(9)5(11)6(12)4(10)2-8;1-2(3)4/h1,3-6,8-12H,2H2;1H3,(H,3,4)


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 240.21 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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