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METHYL CELLULOSE

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The Chemical Identifier fields include common identification numbers, the NFPA diamond U.S. Department of Transportation hazard labels, and a general description of the chemical. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
CAS Number UN/NA Number
  • 9004-67-5
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DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
data unavailable none
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none none
NFPA 704
data unavailable
General Description
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Odorless white or creamy white fibrous powder. Tasteless. (NTP, 1992)

The Hazard fields include special hazard alerts air and water reactions, fire hazards, health hazards, a reactivity profile, and details about reactive groups assignments and potentially incompatible absorbents. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
METHYL CELLULOSE is hygroscopic. Swells in water to a viscous, colloidal solid. Slightly water soluble.
Fire Hazard
Flash point data for this chemical are not available; however, it is probably combustible. (NTP, 1992)
Health Hazard
SYMPTOMS: Symptoms of exposure to this compound may include cause intestinal obstruction, skin sensitization and chemical pneumonitis. It may cause irritation to the eyes.

ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: This compound is harmful if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin. It may cause irritation to the eyes. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. (NTP, 1992)
Reactivity Profile
METHYL CELLULOSE is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. It is also incompatible with aminacrine HCl, chlorocresol, mercuric chloride, phenol resorcinol, tannic acid and silver nitrate. (NTP, 1992)
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

Use caution: Liquids with this reactive group classification have been known to react with the absorbent listed below. More info about absorbents, including situations to watch out for...

  • Cellulose-Based Absorbents

The Response Recommendation fields include isolation and evacuation distances, as well as recommendations for firefighting, non-fire response, protective clothing, and first aid. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. A water spray may also be used. (NTP, 1992)
Non-Fire Response
SMALL SPILLS AND LEAKAGE: If you spill this chemical, you should dampen the solid spill material with water, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with water to pick up any remaining material. Seal your contaminated clothing and the absorbent paper in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Wash all contaminated surfaces with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.

STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: This compound should be protected from moisture and stored at ambient temperatures. (NTP, 1992)
Protective Clothing
RECOMMENDED RESPIRATOR: Where the neat test chemical is weighed and diluted, wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter. (NTP, 1992)
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First Aid
EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.

INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.

INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)

The Physical Property fields include properties such as vapor pressure and boiling point, as well as explosive limits and toxic exposure thresholds The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Chemical Formula:
  • (C7H14O6)n
Flash Point: data unavailable
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: Decomposes upon heating from 482° F to 572° F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: data unavailable
Boiling Point: data unavailable
Molecular Weight: 40,000 to 180,000 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: 5 to 10 mg/mL at 63° F (NTP, 1992)
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

No PAC information available.

The Regulatory Information fields include information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Title III Consolidated List of Lists, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard List (see more about these data sources).

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

This section provides a listing of alternate names for this chemical, including trade names and synonyms.
  • ADULSIN
  • AVICEL SG
  • BAGOLAX
  • BENECEL M 02
  • BENECEL MC 4000PS
  • BENECEL MO 42
  • BUFAPTO METHALOSE
  • BULKALOID
  • CELACOL M
  • CELACOL M 20
  • CELACOL M 20P
  • CELACOL M 2500
  • CELACOL M 450
  • CELACOL M20
  • CELACOL M450
  • CELACOL MM
  • CELACOL MM 10P
  • CELACOL MMPR
  • CELACOL WA
  • CELLAPRET
  • CELLOGRAN
  • CELLOTHYL
  • CELLULOSE METHYL
  • CELLULOSE METHYLATE
  • CELLUMETH
  • CESCA C 8556
  • CESCA MC 25S
  • CESCA MC 400
  • CETHYLOSE
  • CETHYTIN
  • CULMINAL K 42
  • CULMINAL MC
  • CULMINAL MC 2000
  • CULMINAL MC 25S
  • CULMINAL MC 3000PR
  • CULMINAL MC 40
  • CULMINAL MC 6OS
  • EDISOL M
  • EMP-H
  • HYDROLOSE
  • MAPOLOSE 60SH50
  • MAPOLOSE M25
  • MARPOLOSE 60SH50
  • MARPOLOSE 90MP10000
  • MARPOLOSE 90MP30000
  • MARPOLOSE ACE
  • MARPOLOSE EM 2000
  • MARPOLOSE M 10000
  • MARPOLOSE M 25
  • MARPOLOSE M 400
  • MC 20000S
  • MC 40
  • MC 4000 CP
  • MC 4000CP
  • MC-A 4C
  • MC-A 4M
  • MCO 8000
  • MELLOSE
  • METHOCEL 10
  • METHOCEL 15
  • METHOCEL 181
  • METHOCEL 240
  • METHOCEL 400
  • METHOCEL 4000
  • METHOCEL 4000CPS
  • METHOCEL 400CPS
  • METHOCEL 4C
  • METHOCEL A
  • METHOCEL A 100
  • METHOCEL A 15
  • METHOCEL A 15C
  • METHOCEL A 15LV
  • METHOCEL A 4C
  • METHOCEL A 4C PREMIUM
  • METHOCEL A 4M
  • METHOCEL A 50
  • METHOCEL CHG
  • METHOCEL MC
  • METHOCEL MC 25
  • METHOCEL MC 4000
  • METHOCEL MC 8000
  • METHOCEL MC4000
  • METHOCEL SM 100
  • METHOCEL ST 65HG50
  • METHOXYCELLULOSE
  • METHULOSE
  • METHYL CELLLULOSE ETHER
  • METHYL CELLULOSE
  • METHYL CELLULOSE ETHER
  • METHYL CELLULOSE-A
  • METHYL ETHER CELLULOSE (1/2%)
  • METHYLAN SP
  • METHYLCELLULOSE
  • METHYLCELLULOSE (1/2%)
  • METOLOSE 4000
  • METOLOSE 60SH
  • METOLOSE 60SH400
  • METOLOSE MC 8000
  • METOLOSE SM
  • METOLOSE SM 1
  • METOLOSE SM 100
  • METOLOSE SM 15
  • METOLOSE SM 1500
  • METOLOSE SM 25
  • METOLOSE SM 400
  • METOLOSE SM 4000
  • METOLOSE SM 800
  • METOLOSE SM 8000
  • MM 20P
  • MMTS-BTR
  • MTS
  • NAPOLONE
  • NICEL
  • O-METHYLCELLULOSE
  • PROBE D
  • RHOMELLOSE
  • SM 100000
  • SM 15
  • SM 4000
  • SM 8000
  • SP-G
  • SP-G (THICKENER)
  • SYNCELOSE
  • TYLOSE 444
  • TYLOSE A 4S
  • TYLOSE A4S
  • TYLOSE MC 6000P
  • TYLOSE MF
  • TYLOSE MH
  • TYLOSE MH 200
  • 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
  • USP METHYLCELLULOSE
  • VISCOL
  • VISCONTRAN L 52
  • VISCONTRAN L52
  • VISCONTRAN MC 400
  • VISCOSOL
  • VISKONTRAN MC 10S
  • WALOCEL M
  • WALSRODER MC 20000S

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