[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.)
pH = 5.8-6.0
R.Feller, M.Wilt, Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation, in Research in Conservation Series, Getty Conservation Institute, 1990.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998