Ethyl cellulose

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Ethyl cellulose
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CAS number 9004-57-3 YesY
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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).