Aqualon™, Blanose™ and Bondwell™ carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

Chemistry: Cellulosics

INCI: Cellulose Gum

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Aqualon™, Blanose™ and Bondwell™ CMC is an anionic, water-soluble polymer. It is derivatized from natural, renewable resources. CMC is made by reacting alkali cellulose with sodium monochloroacetate under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant polymer is purified and dried.  Purified CMC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity. 

Physical and solution properties of CMC can be varied through manipulation of degree of substitution (DS) and molecular weight. CMC is typically offered in three different DS ranges and a broad range of molecular weights. A variety of CMC grades are available to meet your formulation needs. Ashland provides CMC under the tradenames Aqualon™ CMC, Blanose™ CMC and Bondwell™ CMC depending on site of manufacture

Suggested starting point grades:

Aqualon™ CMC Grades

Weight Average Molecular Weight

Viscosity (mPa•s)

Degree of Substitution

1%

2%

0.7

0.9

1.2

250,000

 

400-800

7MF

7MXF

 

 

250,000

 

400-800

 

9M8F

9M8XF

 

395,000

 

1,500-3,100

 

9M31F

9M31XF

 

395,000

 

1,340-2,000

 

 

12M31P

12M31XP

725,000

1,000-2,800

 

7H3SXF

 

 

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