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Cellulose, ethyl ether; ethylated cellulose; ethylcellulose; E462
Except where otherwise noted, data are 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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