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[Mo och Domsjo, Sweden] A brand name for a series of water-soluble polymer composed of ethylhydroxyethyl cellulose (EHEC). The Modocoll (or Ethulose in the U.S.) varieties of EHEC have higher proportions of hydroxyethy to ethyl groups compared to other formulations; this provides for their atypical water solubility.

  • Modocoll E - soluble in water, insoluble in organic solvents
  • Modocoll M - soluble in both water and many organic solvents

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ethulose (brand name used in the U.S.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

pH = 5.8-6.0

Resources and Citations

  • R.Feller, M.Wilt, Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation, in Research in Conservation Series, Getty Conservation Institute, 1990.
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998

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