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A derivative of cellulose whose sodium salt is used in the manufacture of processed foods as a stabilizing and emulsifying agent, in drugs to add viscosity and lubrication, and in sizing paper and textiles.


(kɑrˌbɒk siˌmɛθ əlˈsɛl yəˌloʊs)

a white, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, used as a coating and sizing for paper and textiles, a food stabilizer, and an appetite suppressor.


n carboximetilcelulosa
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4% carboxymethylcellulose sodium (CMC-Na) solution for the animal experiments.
Evaluation of clinical outcomes in patients with dry eye disease using lubricant eye drops containing polyethylene glycol or carboxymethylcellulose.
n]=35,000, Fluka) and sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC, Tianjin Guangfu Fine Chemical Research institute, China, CP) were used directly.
Synthesis and characterization of sodium carboxymethylcellulose from cavendish banana pseudo stem (Musa cavendishii LAMBERT).
The presence of high molecular weight carboxymethylcellulose was also found in this plant (Chatterjee et al.
These hydrocolloids stabilizers under investigated were gelatin (Type B Beef Skin Gelatin, 250/40 Mesh, Leiner Davis Gelatin, Jericho, NY), carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) (Anqiu Eagle Cellulose Co.
1] Alginates, cellulose derivatives, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), and various gums are widely used abroad.
30], carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) grafted with N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone [75], sodium alginate grafted with N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone [35], Lentikat discs [38], and rice flour and white glutinous rice flour [76].
Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is commonly used to both coat the fabrics themselves and adsorb onto the soil particles to prevent redeposition through steric repulsion (Figure 3).