Ethyl cellulose

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Ethyl cellulose
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Names
Other names
Cellulose, ethyl ether; ethylated cellulose; ethylcellulose; E462
Identifiers
9004-57-3 YesY
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UNII 7Z8S9VYZ4B N
Properties
variable
Molar mass variable
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Ethyl cellulose is a derivative of cellulose in which some of the hydroxyl groups on the repeating glucose units are converted into ethyl ether groups. The number of ethyl groups can vary depending on the manufacturer.

It is mainly used as a thin-film coaterial.

Ethyl cellulose is used as a food additive as an emulsifier (E462).

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