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Microcrystalline Cellulose IP/BP/EP/USP/JP


“Microcrystalline Cellulose” needs no introduction. It is one of the strategic raw materials and an ideal excipient for pharmaceutical companies. Microcrystalline Cellulose revolutionised tableting because of its unique compressibility and carrying capacity. It exhibits excellent properties as an excipient for solid dosage forms. It compacts well under minimum compression pressures, has high binding capability, and creates tablets that are extremely hard, stable, yet disintegrate rapidly. It is a term used for highly refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender and a bulking agent in a food supplement.

CAS No: 9004-34-6


Types Uses
MICCEL 101 Wet Granulation OR DirectCompression Tablet making
MICCEL 102 Same as above with improvedflowing Property
MICCEL 112 As SANCEL 102 for moisturesensitive drugs
MICCEL W Wet Granulation


Sr No Test Specification
1 Appearance i) White or almost white, fine or granular powder. ii) Odourless (IP/BP/EP/USP/JP)
2 Description White crystalline powder having fluidity, practically insoluble in water, in ethanol (95) and in Diethyl ether and swells with sodium hydroxide TS (JP).
3 Solubility Practically insoluble in water, in acetone, inanhydrous ethanol, in toluene, in dilute acidsand in 5.0 % w/v solution of sodiumHydroxide. (IP/BP/EP/USP)