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Ethyl cellulose: CAS Number: 9004-57-3, EINECS EC Number: yy, Molecular Formula: yy, Molecular Weight: yy, HS Code ---**

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Ethyl cellulose
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Ethyl cellulose

Ethyl cellulose or ethylcellulose is a derivative of cellulose. It is mainly used as a thin-film coating material for coating paper, vitamin and medical pills, and for thickeners in cosmetics and in industrial processes. Food grade ethyl cellulose is one of few non-toxic films and thickeners which are not water soluble. This property allows it to be used to safeguard ingredients from water. Ethyl cellulose is also used as a food additive as an emulsifier E462. Ethyl cellulose is used as a stabiliser and thickener for foods and diluent in food marking inks.

General Properties and Specifications of Ethyl cellulose:
Appearance: White or yellowish-white powder or granular powder.
pH: Neutral to litmus (1 % colloidal solution).
Solubility: Practically insoluble in water, in glycerol and in propane-1,2-diol but soluble in varying proportions in certain organic solvents depending upon the ethoxyl content.

Specifications of Ethylcellulose USP NF Grade:
Cellulose, ethyl ether;
Cellulose ethyl ether --- [9004-57-3].

Ethylcellulose is a partly O-ethylated cellulose. It contains NLT 44.0% and NMT 51.0% of ethoxy (– OC2H5 ) groups, calculated on the dried basis.

. Infrared Absorption.

To pass the test by chromatography.
Acceptance criteria: 44.0%–51.0% on the dried basis.

Residue on Ignition:
Sample: 1.0 g
Acceptance criteria: NMT 0.5%
Chlorides: To pass the test. ---
Acceptance criteria: After standing for 5 min protected from light, any opalescence in the Sample solution is not more intense than that in the Standard solution (0.1%).
Acetaldehyde: To pass the test. ---
Viscosity—Capillary Methods:
Solution A: Alcohol and toluene (1:4 w/w)
Sample solution: Shake a quantity of Ethylcellulose, equivalent to 5.00 g of the dried substance, with 95 g of Solution A until the substance is dissolved.
Analysis: Determine the viscosity using a capillary viscometer.
Acceptance criteria: The viscosity (mPa·s) determined at 25° is NLT 80.0% and NMT 120.0% of that stated on the label for a nominal viscosity greater than 6 mPa·s; and NLT 75.0% and NMT 140.0% of that stated on the label for a nominal viscosity of NMT 6 mPa·s.
Acidity or Alkalinity:
Solution A: Dissolve 100 mg of phenolphthalein in 80 mL of alcohol, and dilute with water to 100 mL.
Solution B:  Dilute 50 mg of methyl red with 1.86 mL of 0.1 N sodium hydroxide and 50 mL of alcohol, and dilute with water to 100 mL.
Sample solution: To 0.5 g of Ethylcellulose add 25 mL of carbon dioxide-free water, and shake for 15 min. Pass through a sintered-glass filter with a maximum diameter of pores between 16 and 40 µm.
Analysis: To 10 mL of Sample solution add 0.1 mL of Solution A and 0.5 mL of 0.01 N sodium hydroxide (Solution C). To 10 mL of Sample solution add 0.1 mL of Solution B and 0.5 mL of 0.01 N hydrochloric acid (Solution D).
Acceptance criteria: Solution C is pink; Solution D is red.
Loss on Drying:
Sample: 1 g
Analysis: Dry at 105° for 2 h.
Acceptance criteria: It loses NMT 3.0% of its weight.
Packaging and Storage: Preserve in well-closed containers.
Labeling: Label it to indicate its nominal viscosity in mPa·s for a 5% m/m solution.

Specifications of Ethylcellulose BP Ph Eur Grade:
Action and use: Excipient.

Partly O-ethylated cellulose.
It may contain a suitable antioxidant.
Content: 44.0 per cent to 51.0 per cent of ethoxy (-OC2H5) groups (dried substance).

Appearance: White or yellowish-white powder or granular powder.
Solubility: Practically insoluble in water, soluble in methylene chloride and in a mixture of 20 g of ethanol (96 per cent) and 80 g of toluene, slightly soluble in ethyl acetate and in methanol, practically insoluble in glycerol (85 per cent) and in propylene glycol. The solutions may show a slight opalescence.

A. Infrared absorption spectrophotometry.
Preparation Dissolve 40 mg in 1 mL of methylene chloride; spread 2 drops of this solution between 2 sodium chloride plates then remove one of the plates to evaporate the solvent.
Comparisonethylcellulose CRS.
B. It complies with the limits of the assay.

Acidity or alkalinity: To 0.5  g add 25 mL of carbon dioxide-free water and shake for 15 min. Filter through a sintered-glass filter (40). To 10 mL of the solution add 0.1 mL of phenolphthalein solution and 0.5 mL of 0.01 M sodium hydroxide. The solution is pink. To 10 mL of the solution add 0.1 mL of methyl red solution and 0.5 mL of 0.01 M hydrochloric acid. The solution is red.
Viscosity: 80.0 per cent to 120.0 per cent of that stated on the label for a nominal viscosity greater than 6 mPa⋅s; 75.0 per cent to 140.0 per cent of that stated on the label for a nominal viscosity not greater than 6 mPa⋅s.
Shake a quantity of the substance to be examined equivalent to 5.00 g of the dried substance with 95 g of a mixture of 20 g of ethanol (96 per cent) and 80 g of toluene until the substance is dissolved. Determine the viscosity in mPa⋅s at 25C using a capillary viscometer.
Acetaldehyde: Maximum 100 ppm.
Chlorides: Maximum 0.1 per cent.
Loss on drying: Maximum 3.0 per cent, determined on 1.000 g by drying in an oven at 105C for 2 h.
Sulfated ash: Maximum 0.5 per cent, determined on 1.0 g.

The label states:
— the nominal viscosity in millipascal seconds for a 5 per cent m/m solution;
— the name and concentration of any added antioxidant.

Ethyl Cellulose FCC Food Grade:
Modified Cellulose, EC
INS: 462 CAS: [9004-57-3]

Ethyl Cellulose occurs as a free-flowing, white to light tan powder. It is heat-labile, and exposure to high temperatures (240C) causes color degradation and loss of properties. It is practically insoluble in water, in glycerin, and in propylene glycol, but is soluble in varying proportions in certain organic solvents, depending on the ethoxyl content. Ethyl Cellulose containing less than 46% to 48% of ethoxyl groups is freely soluble in tetrahydrofuran, in methyl acetate, in chloroform and in aromatic hydrocarbon–alcohol mixtures. Ethyl Cellulose containing 46% to 48% or more of ethoxyl groups is freely soluble in alcohol, in methanol, in toluene, in chloroform, and in ethyl acetate. A 1:20 aqueous suspension is neutral to litmus.
Function: Protective coating; binder; filler.

Identification: Dissolve 5 g of sample in 95 g of an 80:20 (w/w) mixture of toluene:ethanol. A clear, stable, slightly yellow solution forms. Pour a few milliliters of the solution onto a glass plate and allow the solvent to evaporate. A thick, tough, clear, flammable film remains.
Assay: Not less than 44.0% and not more than 50.0% of ethoxyl groups (—OC2H5) after drying (equivalent to not more than 2.6 ethoxyl groups per anhydroglucose unit).
Lead: Not more than 3 mg/kg.
Loss on Drying: Not more than 3%.
Residue on Ignition: Not more than 0.4%.
Viscosity: Not less than 90% and not more than 110% of the viscosity stated on the label as 10 centipoises or more; not less than 80% and not more than 120% of the viscosity stated on the label as 10 centipoises or fewer.

Specifications of Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B USP NF Grade

A stabilized dispersion of ethylcellulose in water. It contains NLT 90.0% and NMT 110.0% of the labeled amount of Ethylcellulose. It may contain suitable amounts of plasticizers, stabilizers, and glidants.

. Film Formation
Analysis:  Transfer an appropriate quantity of Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B to a clear glass plate, distribute evenly, and place in a laboratory oven at about 60° until dry. [Note— It may take less than 60 min. ]
Acceptance criteria: A continuous transparent or translucent film is formed.
B. Infrared Absorption
Analysis: Use the film prepared in Identification test A and perform Infrared Absorption.
Standard spectrum: Perform Infrared Absorption using USP Ethylcellulose RS.
Acceptance criteria: The IR absorption spectrum of the film so formed in the 3600–2600 cm-1 and 1500–800 cm-1 regions exhibits maxima corresponding to the same wave numbers as the Standard spectrum.
C. The retention time of the ethylcellulose peak of the Sample solution corresponds to that of the Standard solution, as obtained in the Assay. [Note— Plasticizer and/or stabilizer peaks may be present in the chromatogram. ]

To pass the test.
Acceptance criteria: 90.0%–110.0%

[Note— Perform the test for individual plasticizers, stabilizers, or glidants only if they are included in the Labeling. ]
Content of Medium-Chain Triglycerides: To pass the test.
Acceptance criteria: The percentage content of medium-chain triglycerides falls within the quantity range indicated by the Labeling. The ratio of medium-chain triglycerides to ethylcellulose is less than 0.25.
Content of Oleic Acid: To pass the test.
Acceptance criteria: The percentage content of oleic acid falls within the quantity range indicated by the Labeling. The ratio of oleic acid to ethylcellulose is less than 0.15.
Content of Dibutyl Sebacate and Oleic Acid: To pass the test.
Acceptance criteria:
Dibutyl sebacate: The percentage content falls within the quantity range indicated by the Labeling. The ratio of dibutyl sebacate to ethylcellulose is less than 0.25.
Oleic acid:  The percentage content falls within the quantity range indicated by the Labeling. The ratio of oleic acid to ethylcellulose is less than 0.15.

Residue on Ignition: NMT 1.95%. [Note— Perform this test only if Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B contains inorganic nonvolatile material.]
Procedure 1: Limit of Glycerin: To pass the test.
[Note— Perform this test only if Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B contains glycerides.
Acceptance criteria: NMT 0.6%
Procedure 2: Limit of 1-Butanol: To pass the test.
[Note— Perform this test only if Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B contains butyl esters.
Acceptance criteria: NMT 0.2%
pH: 9.5–11.5
Total Solids:
Analysis:  Place 3 g (4 mm in diameter) of glass beads in an aluminum dish, and weigh. Add 10 g of Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B, and again weigh. Dry at about 105° for 3 h. Determine the percentage of total solids in Ethylcellulose Dispersion Type B.
Acceptance criteria: 23.0%–26.0%
Viscosity—Rotational Methods: To pass the test.
Acceptance criteria: 400–1500 mPa·s
Packaging and Storage: Preserve in tight containers at a temperature below 25°. Protect from freezing.
Labeling: The labeling states the percentage of ethylcellulose. Label it to indicate the names and quantity ranges of any added plasticizers, stabilizers, and glidants. Label it to indicate whether any fatty acid components, or fatty acid-containing components are derived from animal, vegetable, or synthetic sources.

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Ethyl cellulose SDS GHS, Safety Data Sheet
MSDS Sheet, Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name & Other Names: Ethyl cellulose
CAS Number: 9004-57-3
Recommended usage: Industrial Manufacturing.
Suppliers: As per letterhead.

Section 2: Hazards Identification

GHS, Globally Harmonized System Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910
Hazard Class and Category Code(s), Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP)

Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
This substance is not classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.

Labeling Regulation as per GHS & EC 1272/2008 (CLP) & GHS

GHS Label Elements

Signal Word: None
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC):
May causes mild skin irritation.
May causes mild eye irritation.
Precautionary statements:
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
P302+P352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P303+P361+P353 - IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340 - IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337+313: If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.

Section 3: Composition and Information on Ingredients

Product Name & Other Names: Ethyl cellulose
CAS Number: 9004-57-3

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Always seek medical advice after the first aid treatment.
Skin: Rinse with water. Soap may be used. Seek Medical Aid.
Eyes: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Ingestion: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately after giving two glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

Products of Combustion: Oxides of Carbon.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. At high temperatures under fire conditions, it may produce toxic or irritating fumes.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapors/spray. Ensure adequate ventilation. Use individual protective equipment (waterproof boots, suitable protective clothing, safety glasses, etc.). Restrict unprotected personnel from the area. Prevent any contact with hot surfaces. Do not approach facing the wind. Do not touch the spilled material.
Environmental precautions: Do not let the product enter drains, soil or water sources.
Methods and materials used for containment Cleanup procedures and Storage:
Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to legal requirements.
Large Spill: Contain spilled material. Do not inhale vapors, mist, or gas. Avoid dust formation. Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate as per law.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling: Apply according to good manufacturing and industrial hygiene practices. Ensure proper ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not drink, eat or smoke while handling. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Minimize dust generation. Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapors/spray. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use individual protective equipment (waterproof boots, suitable protective clothing, safety glasses, etc.). Prevent any contact with hot surfaces.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store in cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat sources and protected from sunlight in tightly closed original container. Keep air contact to a minimum. Do not leave the material container open. Store protected from heat, sparks and ignition sources and incompatible materials. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of dust/mist/vapor. Do not store with incompatible materials like oxidizing agents, acids.

Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Guidelines: This product does not contain any hazardous materials with occupational exposure limits established by the region-specific regulatory bodies.
Engineering Controls: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): For conditions of use where exposure to dust or mist is apparent and engineering controls are not feasible, a particulate respirator may be worn. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Control Measures: Maintain good housekeeping in work area. Dust deposits on floors and other surfaces may pick up moisture and cause the surfaces to become slippery and present safety hazards. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands after handling.

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance: White or yellowish-white powder or granular powder.
Odor: None.
Odor threshold: Not available.
pH: Neutral to litmus (1 % colloidal solution).
Relative density: around 1.14
Melting point/freezing point: Not available.
Initial boiling point and boiling range: Not available.
Flash point: Not available.
Auto-ignition temperature: Not available.
Decomposition temperature: Not available.
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits: Not available.
Vapor pressure: Not available.
Vapor density: Not available.
Evaporation rate: Not available.
Flammability (solid, gas): Not available.
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Not available.
Solubility: Practically insoluble in water, in glycerol and in propane-1,2-diol but soluble in varying proportions in certain organic solvents depending upon the ethoxyl content.
Viscosity: Not available.

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Stability: It is stable in room temperature in closed containers under normal storage & handling.
Conditions of instability: Incompatible materials, Strong oxidizers.
Incompatibility with various substances: Avoid high temperatures, sparks, open flames and moisture. Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.
Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

LD50 Oral - Rat: > 5000 mg/kg
LD50 Dermal – Rabbit: > 5000 mg/kg
Carcinogenic Effects: Not a reported carcinogen by IARC, NTP, ACGIH, OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Developmental Effects: No data available.
The toxicological properties have not been fully investigated.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Toxicity to fish: No data available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Persistence and Degradability: Insoluble in water
Bioaccumulation/ Accumulation: No information available.
Mobility: Is not likely mobile in the environment due its low water solubility.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal: Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information

DOT USA & ADR/RID Europe: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods

Section 15: Other Regulatory Information

USA Regulations:
SARA 313: Not applicable
SARA 311/312 Hazard Categories: Not applicable
California Prop 65: California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

Section 16 - Additional Information

Our company provides this MSDS sheet in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This SDS sheet is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. The above information has been compiled from various sources and has the possibility of discrepancy and being out-dated information. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment and do further search in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. In no case shall our company be liable to loss or damages by the product user.