hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived thickening agent typically used as a binding agent or emulsifier.

References for this information:

Pharmacia, December 2019, pages 187-193
Journal of Physics, June 2018, pages 1-7
Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2018, ePublication

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