After the sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is dissolved into solution, it is easy to deteriorate if it is not stored properly. So it should be used when it is not deteriorating, otherwise, it will fail once the deteriorating happened. Therefore, we should try to prevent it from deteriorating during use. What are the ways to prevent it from spoiling?
1. Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is modified with different substituent groups (alkyl or hydroxyalkyl), and its antimicrobial ability will be improved. For water-soluble derivatives, the degree of substitution of the product is an important factor affecting enzyme resistance. If the degree of substitution is higher than 1, it has the ability to resist microbial erosion, and the higher the degree of substitution, the better the uniformity. So the ability to resist microorganisms is stronger.
2. Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is obviously affected by temperature. It is unstable in high temperature or high salt environment. In addition, many users report that the solution will become thinner after being placed for a period of time.
3. Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose with high degree of substitution has stronger anti-microbial ability and stronger anti-enzyme ability. In food applications, it is almost unchanged after intestinal digestion, which shows that it is stable in urbiochemical and enzymatic systems.
We can prevent the deterioration of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose according to the above methods, and keep it tightly sealed when it is not in use. Do not put it together with other chemicals, and do not store it in direct sunlight and humid environments. Store as far away from light as possible.
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