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Standard Test Methods for Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

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These test methods cover the testing of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. The test methods are as follows: moisture; ash; chlorides; alkalinity; iron; heavy metals; methoxyl content; hydroxyproproxyl content; viscosity; pH; solids; and density.



1.1 These test methods cover the testing of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

1.2 The test procedures appear in the following order:

Moisture4 to 6
Ash (as Sulfate)7 to 10
Chlorides (as NaCl)11 to 14
Alkalinity (as Na2CO 3)15 to 18
Iron19 to 24
Heavy Metals25 to 29
Methoxyl Content30 to 35
Hydroxypropoxyl Content36 to 41
Viscosity42 to 46
Solids48 to 51
Density52 to 56

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific hazard statement, see 33.5.1.


alkalinity; ash; chlorides; density; hydroxypropyl; metals; methylcellulose; moisture; ph; ICS Number Code 85.040 (Pulps)

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1979 R06 EDITION



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Publication Date

April 1, 2006

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

10 pages

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