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Hydroxypropyl cellulose

Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl ether

Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Hydroxypropyl cellulose is partially substituted poly(hydroxypropyl) ether of cellulose. It is commercially available in a number of different grades with various solution viscosities.
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Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Primary function
Binder
Typical use level
2 - 6%
Physical data

  • Appearance: white to slightly yellow-coloured, odourless and tasteless powder.
  • Bulk density: ≈ 0.5g/cm³
  • Solubility: freely soluble in water below 38°C

Benefits / Claims
Small additions can significantly increase tablet strength
Suitable for
Tablet
Buccal
Chewable
Oral Suspensions
Oral Syrup
Oral Solutions
Lotion
Modified Release

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