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Cellulose, 2- hydroxypropyl methyl ether Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC)

Hypromellose is widely used in pharmaceuticals formulations. It is described as partly O-methylated and O-(2-hydroxypropylated) cellulose. Hypromellose is available in several grades that can vary in viscosity and extent of substitution. In an oral solution application, HPMC can be used as a viscosifier agent.
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Primary function
Typical use level
In liquid oral dosage forms, Hypromellose can be used as a thickening agent in concentrations ranging from 0.25 - 5.0%
Physical data

  • Appearance: odourless and tasteless, white or creamy-white fibrous or granular powder.

Benefits / Claims
Well-recognized material
Good stability
Soluble in cold water (easy to use in process)
Different grades available (flexibility on formulation)
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