Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

Category: Vision / Eye Health

Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) is a derivative of cellulose with both water solubility and organic solubility. It is used as an excipient, and topical ophthalmic protectant and lubricant. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Uses 3 See also 4 Notes and references Chemistry HPC is an ether of cellulose in which some of the hydroxyl groups in the repeating glucose units have been hydroxypropylated forming -OCH2CH(OH)CH3 groups using propylene oxide. The average number of substituted hydroxyl groups p... [wikipedia]

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