Carboxymethyl cellulose

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Description

1) A hard, transparent polymer. Carboxymethyl cellulose, or CMC, is glossy and has good impact strength. However it is sensitive to moisture and most chemicals. Carboxymethyl cellulose is used for small containers, handles, eyeglass frames, pens, toys and packaging.

2) Carboxymethyl cellulose is a common name for sodium carboxymethyl cellulose.

Synonyms and Related Terms

CMC; carboxymethylcellulose (Fr.); carboximetilcelulosa (Esp.); carbossimetil cellulosa (It.); carboximetilcelulose (Port.)

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Other Properties

Affected by water, acids, alkalis, alcohols, esters, ketones, phenols, oils Insoluble in carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene.

Refractive Index 1.51

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Website address 1 Comment: www.me.umist.ac.uk.historyp/cmc
  • Website address 2 Comment: conservation termlist - www.hants.org.uk/museums

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