Carmellose BP

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) or cellulose gum[1] or tylose powder is a cellulose derivative


CMC is used in food under the E number E466 or E469 (when it is enzymatically hydrolyzed) as a viscosity modifier or thickener, and to stabilize emulsions in various products including ice cream. It is also a constituent of many non-food products, such as toothpaste, laxatives, diet pills, water-based paints, detergents.


CAS No.: 9050-04-8


General Specifications:

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as white or almost white powder, hygroscopic.

Test A

Test B


a.            pH: 3.5-5.0

b.            Infrared Absorption Spectrophotometry

Solubility Practically insoluble in anhydrous ethanol. It swells with water to form a suspension and becomes viscid in 1 M sodium hydroxide.
Chlorides Not more than 0.36 %
Sulfates Not more than 0.72 %
Heavy metals Not more than 20 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 8.0 %
Sulfated ash Not more than 1.5 % (dried substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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