Microcrystalline cellulose is a purified, partially depolymerized cellulose that occurs as a white, odorless,
tasteless, crystalline powder composed of porous particles. It is commercially available in different particle sizes and moisture grades that have different properties and applications.
Product name: Microcrystalline cellulose
Synonyms:cellulose gel; crystalline cellulose; Fibrocel; Tabulose;
Chemical Name: Cellulose
Molecular Formula:(C6H10O5)n, where n ≈ 220.
Molecular Weight:≈36 000
Functional Category: Adsorbent; suspending agent; tablet and capsule diluent; tablet disintegrant.
Specifications: Pharmaceutical grade
Applications in Pharmaceutical Formulation or Technology:
Microcrystalline cellulose is widely used in pharmaceuticals, primarily as a binder/diluent in oral tablet and capsule formulations where it is used in both wet-granulation and direct-compression processes. In addition to its use as a binder/diluent, microcrystalline cellulose also has some lubricant and disintegrant properties that make it useful in tableting.
Microcrystalline cellulose is also used in cosmetics and food products.
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