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Methyl Cellulose CAS 9004-67-5

Molecular Formula: C20H38O11

Formula Weight: 454.50912

ZSpharmac: Methyl Cellulose Supplier

Product Name: Methyl Cellulose
CAS No: 9004-67-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Methyl Cellulose
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Yellow-White Or Grayish-White Powder
EINECS No.:232-674-9
Storage:Room Temperature
Provide:Methyl Cellulose MSDS;
Methyl Cellulose COA

What is Methyl Cellulose?

Methyl cellulose, likewise called cellulose methyl ether, referred to as MC (abbreviation of MethylCellulose), is a long-chain replaced cellulose. The ordinary molecular weight of methyl cellulose is 10,000-220,000. It is white powder or coarse material at area temperature level. It is safe, non-irritating, and also non-allergic. The apparent loved one thickness is 0.35-0.55 (the true loved one density is 1.26-1.30). It swells right into a translucent viscous colloidal remedy in water, which is neutral to litmus, insoluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform, and also soluble in glacial acetic acid. It is resistant to acid, antacids, microorganisms, heat, light, and so on, as well as is not affected by oil and also oil, yet it will certainly burn when it gets to the ignition point.

Methyl Cellulose Property

Melting point 

290-305 °C


1.01 g/cm3(Temp: 70 °C)

storage temp. 

Room Temperature


Practically insoluble in hot water, in acetone, in anhydrous ethanol and in toluene. It dissolves in cold water giving a colloidal solution.




White, yellow-white or grayish-white

Water Solubility 




Methyl Cellulose Uses

1. Methyl Cellulose is utilized as a synthetic product dispersant, paint film-forming agent, thickener, developing product adhesive, textile printing and coloring sizing agent, film-forming agent in pharmaceutical and likewise food industries, and so forth 2. Thickener; stabilizer; emulsifier; excipient; dispersant; adhesive; film-forming agent hydrosol substitute. In addition utilized in mayonnaise, minimizing and likewise a couple of various other foods. Methyl Cellulose is not digested in the body and can preserve a number of times the water to produce a sensation of satiation. It can be made use of to make alleviative food such as soda biscuits as well as waffles. When using, first wet the powder with concerning 1/5 of the called for quantity of hot water, then consist of cold water (consist of ice if crucial) in addition to mix well. EEC: Approved for icy foam items, potato chips, soft drinks, distinct dietary foods, bakeshop dental fillings, foam garnishes, sauces, sauces.

3. Methyl Cellulose is generally made use of in building and construction market. Such as concrete, mortar, joint mortar as well as other mixes. It is utilized as a binder for film-forming reps in cosmetics, medication, along with food industries, as well as is additionally used as a sizing representative for franc textile printing and dyeing, a dispersant for artificial products, a film-forming representative for paint, and a thickener. Methyl cellulose is an exceptionally safe compound that can withstand the results of acids, antacid, microbes, warm, and more. In the body, it is entirely the same and additionally excreted out of the body.

Ultimately, it needs to be kept in mind that regardless of what area methyl cellulose is made use of in, its own requirements proportion has extensive criterion indicators, and also more or less will affect the last use result to a significant level, so utilize An extensive understanding of its product efficiency is also an important part.

Dissolving Method of Methyl Cellulose

1. Organic solvent wetting approach: pre-disperse or wet Methyl Cellulose with natural solvents, such as ethanol, ethylene glycol or oil, and then include water to dissolve, after that MC can likewise be liquified smoothly currently.

2. Warm water strategy: Given that Methyl Cellulose does not dissolve in hot water, MC can be uniformly spread in hot water at the first phase, and afterwards when cooling down, two typical techniques are described as adheres to:

a. Put the called for quantity of warm water in the container as well as likewise cozy it to about 70 ° C.Progressively add MC under slow mixing, the Methyl Cellulose begins to drift on the surface of the water, and after that gradually develops a slurry, which is cooled down under mixing.

b. Include 1/3 or 2/3 of the needed quantity of water into the container, as well as warm it to 70 ° C, disperse Methyl Cellulose according to the technique of 1, as well as prepare hot water slurry; after that include the remaining quantity of cold water or ice water to In hot water slurry, the blend was cooled after stirring.

3. Powder blending approach: Mix MC powder particles with an equivalent or larger quantity of various other fine-grained components to completely spread through completely dry mixing, and afterwards include water to dissolve, then MC can be liquified at this time without agglomeration.

What is the Difference Between Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose and MC?

The pure cotton fiber is treated with antacids, as well as methyl chloride is made use of as etherification representative, as well as the cellulose ether is prepared with a series of responses to get methyl cellulose MC. The general level of replacement is 1.6 ~ 2.0, and also the solubility of the degree of alternative differs.

1. The water web content of methyl cellulose depends on the amount of enhancement, thickness, fragment size and solubility. The amount of water included is huge, the excellence is tiny, the thickness is large, as well as the water retention efficiency is good. In the water retention examination, the amount of addition has the best influence on the water retention, and the viscosity has no direct relationship with the water retention. Amongst them, the water content of methyl cellulose ether and hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose is relatively high.

2. Methylcellulose is soluble in cold water, yet hard to dissolve in hot water. Its aqueous remedy has excellent security in the range of pH=3 ~ 12. It has excellent compatibility and can be compatible with surfactants such as starch as well as fatty acid periodontal. When the gelation temperature gets to a particular degree, gelation will certainly occur.

3. Adjustments in temperature level will seriously affect the capability of methyl cellulose to store water. When the temperature is above 40 ° C, the water retention performance of methyl cellulose will reduce significantly, which will certainly have a terrific impact on the structural properties of mortar.

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) under alkaline problems, with propylene oxide and also methyl chloride as etherification representative, after a collection of reactions, a non-ionic combined ether is prepared. Usually, the level of alternative is generally in between 1.2 and also 2.0. The proportion of methoxyl web content to hydroxypropyl web content is different, as well as its residential or commercial properties are additionally different.

1. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is quickly soluble in cold water, however hard to liquify in hot water.

2. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is extremely secure to acid as well as antacids, as well as its liquid option is really steady between pH=2 ~ 12. Sodium salt and lime water have little effect on its performance, yet can quicken its dissolution. For general salts, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is stable, yet when the focus of the salt solution is high, the thickness of the hydroxypropyl methylcellulose remedy is high.

3. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose has better enzyme resistance, and compared with methylcellulose, its enzymatic destruction capability in solution is reduced.

About Products:
If you need Methyl Cellulose as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Methyl Cellulose manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Methyl Cellulose raw materials to customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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