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Substance Name: Methylcellulose [USP:INN:JAN]
RN: 9004-67-5

Note

  • Methylester of cellulose. Methylcellulose is used as an emulsifying and suspending agent in cosmetics, pharmaceutics and the chemical industry. It is used therapeutically as a bulk laxative.

Molecular Formulas

  • C-H4-O.x-Unspecified
  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Suspending Agent)
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Cellulose, methyl ether
  • Methyl cellulose
  • Methylcellulose
  • Methylcellulose (4000 cps)
  • Methylcellulose (4000 mpa.s)
  • Methylcellulose [USP:INN:JAN]

MeSH Heading

  • Methylcellulose

Synonyms

  • Adulsin
  • Avicel SG
  • Bagolax
  • Benecel M 0
  • Benecel M 02
  • Benecel MC 4000PS
  • Benecel MO 42
  • Bufapto methalose
  • Bulkaloid
  • CCRIS 3945
  • Celacol M
  • Celacol M 20P
  • Celacol M 2500
  • Celacol M20
  • Celacol M450
  • Celacol MM
  • Celacol MM 10P
  • Celacol MMPR
  • Celacol WA
  • Cellapret
  • Cellogel
  • Cellogran
  • Cellothyl
  • Cellulose methyl
  • Cellulose methyl ether
  • Cellulose methylate
  • Cellumeth
  • Cesca C 8556
  • Cesca MC 25S
  • Cesca MC 400
  • Cethylose
  • Cethytin
  • Cologel
  • Culminal K 42
  • Culminal MC
  • Culminal MC 2000
  • Culminal MC 25S
  • Culminal MC 3000P
  • Culminal MC 3000PR
  • Culminal MC 40
  • Culminal MC 60S
  • Daicel 170
  • Edisol M
  • EMP-H
  • FEMA No. 2696
  • Hi-SM 4000
  • HSDB 1198
  • Hydrolose
  • Mapolose 60SH50
  • Mapolose 60SHS0
  • Mapolose M25
  • MC 20000S
  • MC 4000 cP
  • MC 4000CP
  • MCO 8000
  • Mellose
  • Methocel
  • Methocel 10
  • Methocel 15
  • Methocel 181
  • Methocel 400
  • Methocel 4000
  • Methocel 4000 CPS
  • Methocel 4000CPS
  • Methocel 400CPS
  • Methocel A
  • Methocel A 4000
  • Methocel CHG
  • Methocel MC
  • Methocel MC 25
  • Methocel MC 8000
  • Methocel MC4000
  • Methocel SM 100
  • Methulose
  • Methyl cellulose
  • Methyl cellulose ether
  • Methyl cellulose-A
  • Methylcellulose
  • Methylcellulose (1/2%)
  • Methylcellulose (4000 cps)
  • Methylcellulose (4000 mpa.s)
  • Methylcellulosum
  • Methylcellulosum [INN-Latin]
  • Metilcellulosa
  • Metilcellulosa [DCIT]
  • Metilcelulosa
  • Metilcelulosa [INN-Spanish]
  • Metolose 60SH
  • Metolose 60SH400
  • Metolose MC 8000
  • Metolose SM 100
  • Metolose SM 15
  • Metolose SM 4000
  • MMTs-BTR
  • Napolone
  • Nicel
  • Rhomellose
  • SM-4000
  • Syncelose
  • Tylose
  • Tylose 444
  • Tylose A4S
  • Tylose MF
  • Tylose MH1000
  • Tylose MH20
  • Tylose MH2000
  • Tylose MH300
  • Tylose MH300P
  • Tylose MH4000
  • Tylose MH50
  • Tylose SAP
  • Tylose SL
  • Tylose SL 100
  • Tylose SL 400
  • Tylose SL 600
  • Tylose TWA
  • UNII-4GFU244C4J
  • UNII-BI55GG2WLI
  • UNII-MRJ667KA5E
  • UNII-NPU9M2E6L8
  • UNII-O0GN6F9B2Y
  • UNII-P0NTE48364
  • USP methylcellulose
  • Viscol
  • Viscontran L52
  • Viscosol
  • Walsroder MC 20000S

Systematic Names

  • Cellulose, methyl ether
  • Methyl cellulose

Superlist Names

  • Methyl cellulose
  • Methylcellulose

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9004-67-5

FDA UNIIs

  • 4GFU244C4J
  • BI55GG2WLI
  • MRJ667KA5E
  • NPU9M2E6L8
  • O0GN6F9B2Y
  • P0NTE48364

Other Registry Numbers

  • 2098627-58-6
  • 39384-65-1
  • 53568-34-6
  • 71812-19-6
  • 730985-58-7
  • 88402-84-0
  • 99638-59-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009004675

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formulas

  • C-H4-O.x-Unspecified
  • Unspecified

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C-H4-O
  • COMPONENT
  • Unspecified

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 275gm/kg (275000mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD628-313,
mouse LDLo intravenous 1gm/kg (1000mg/kg)   Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Scientific Edition. Vol. 45, Pg. 685, 1956.