methylcellulose


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methylcellulose

[′meth·əl′sel·yə‚lōs]
(organic chemistry)
A grayish-white powder derived from cellulose; swells in water to a colloidal solution; soluble in glacial acetic acid; used in water-based paints and ceramic glazes, for leather tanning, and as a thickening and sizing agent, adhesive, and food additive. Also known as cellulose methyl ether.
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The infrared spectra of the pure drug hydrocortisone and combinations of the drug with polymers (methylcellulose) were obtained and are shown in figures.
Keywords: Paroxetine orodispersible films, Solvent casting method, Superdisintegrants, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Poly vinyl alcohol.
Polymers that are neutral (e.g., non-ionizable across the GI pH range) and hydrophilic (high water solubility) such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) are useful for maximizing dissolution rate across the pH range of the GI tract, particularly for highly lipophilic, weakly basic compounds in the low pH environment of the stomach.
Effect of lipid type and amount of edible hydroxyl-propyl methylcellulose lipid composite coatings used to protect postharvest quality of Mandarins Fortune.
Methylcellulose. On contact with water, methylcellulose has the property of swelling up by absorbing the water.
In this article, a methylcellulose coated humidity sensor based on MZI with waist enlarged structure is demonstrated.
In addition, 500 cells from the upper chamber after coculture were used for further CFU-C assay on H4435 methylcellulose. Fourteen days later, cells were gathered and stained with CD45, CD33, CD235a, and CD71 antibodies to detect erythroid lineage and myeloid lineage differentiation, after counting different hematopoietic colonies.
In one case, medialisation of the vocal cord with methylcellulose was performed for good effect; however, it does not seem to have had an overall effect on the length of time taken for the palsy to resolve, when compared with the other cases.
Modified riboflavin, ParaCel ((riboflavin 0.25%, Benzalkonium chloride, EDTA, Trometamol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) and vibeX Xtra (riboflavin 0.25%) (Avedro, USA)) were applied to cornea in two stages.
for 10 days and eye drops Sodium Carboxy Methylcellulose 0.5% w/v) two drops b.i.d.
The present study presents release patterns of formulations with EH, which contain methylcellulose (MC), polyacrylic acid derivatives (PA1 and PA2), and polyacrylate crosspolymer 11 (PC-11) (Figure 2).
The strategy in this case was to combine hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as the structuring agent of the coating with a beeswax that provided hydrophobicity, thus reducing weight loss and incorporating three different antifungal agents with proven activity.