The present invention discloses a new method for cellulose in NaOH / Urea homogeneous hydroxyethyl Preparation hydroxyethylcellulose. The method of the cellulose is completely dissolved in 6wt% sodium hydroxide / 4wt% aqueous solution of urea, and 2-chloroethanol with hydroxyethyl cellulose homogeneous reaction in the aqueous solution used successfully prepared water-soluble hydroxyethyl cellulose. No significant degradation of cellulose occurs in the course of the reaction. This is a new process for the preparation of hydroxyethyl cellulose, low cost, non-polluting, and high product purity, good uniformity.
Univ Wuhan , 2002.