MICROCEL® MC-101
Product Profile

MICROCEL® MC-101

Microcrystalline Cellulose

EP/USP-NF compliance

 

Product Name

MICROCEL® MC-101 Microcrystalline Cellulose

Synonyms

Cellulose, Microcrystalline

CAS Number

9000-34-6

Molecular Weight

Physical Form or Appearence

White, non-fibrous powder

Application

MICROCEL® MC-101 microcrystalline cellulose is a filler/binder and fiber source for pharmaceutical oral dosage and nutraceutical forms. It is primarily used in wet granulation

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 7 %

Morphology

Average Mean Particle Diameter

50 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/min) 
Tooling  Diameter 10 mm Flat punch 
Lubrication  0% Magnesium stearate 
Tablet Mass  400 mg 

Powder Characteristics

Bulk Density: 0.33 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.48 g/cm3
True Density: 1.54 g/cm3