MICROCEL™ MC-102
Microcrystalline Cellulose
Product Profile

MICROCEL™ MC-102
Microcrystalline Cellulose

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Product Name

MICROCEL™ MC-102 Microcrystalline Cellulose

Synonyms

Cellulose, Microcrystalline

CAS Number

9004-34-6

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

White, non-fibrous powder

Application

MICROCEL™ MC-102 / Microcrystalline Cellulose is a direct compression excipient and fiber source for pharmaceutical oral dosage and nutraceutical. It is also suitable for dry granulation.  

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 7 %

Morphology

Average Mean Particle Diameter

100 µm

Particle Size Distribution by Laser Diffraction

dv10 = 37 µm
dv50 = 120 µm
dv90 = 260 µm

Solubility

Slightly soluble in 5% w/v sodium hydroxide solution; practically insoluble in water, dilute acids, and most organic solvents.

Water sorption isotherm at 20°C

Taste/Odor

Odorless and tasteless  

Compression Behaviour

Experimental Conditions for Compression Behavior

Tablet press STYLCAM 200R 
Production Speed  40 tablets/min (linear punch velocity: 152 mm/s; simulated rotary press speed: 250000 tablets/hour) 
Tooling  10 mm Flat punch 
Lubrication  No lubricant 
Tablet Mass  400mg 

Powder Characteristics

Powder Flowability: 4,5 s (according to Ph.Eur. 2.9.16, 25mm outflow opening)
Bulk Density: 0.3 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.45 g/cm3
True Density: 1.54 g/cm3
Specific Surface Area: 1.4 m²/g
Angle of Repose: 33.8°

Trial quantities are now available to order online* for small scale lab and pilot production.

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