Microcrystalline Cellulose M102


    AppearanceA white, fine granular powder
    UsageDirect compression in tablet manufacturing employing coarser particle size and can achieve better flowability


    Identification AConforms
    Indentification B
    (Degree of Polymerisation)
    Max 350
    (in cuprammonium)
    Dissolves completely
    Particle sizeD10: max 45
    D50: max 45
    D90: max 140
    ConductivityMax 75 μs/cm
    Degree of Polymerisation 210 to 270
    Bulk Density0.28 to 0.35g/ml
    pH5.0 to 7.5
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 7.0 %
    Residual solventsWithin established limits
    Water soluble substancesMax 0.25 %
    Residue on ignition
    (Sulphated ash)
    Max 0.10 %
    Ether soluble substancesMax 0.05 %
    Shelf life 3 Years


    Aerobic Plate Count
    (Total Microbial)
    Max 1000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent/g
    SalmonellaAbsent /10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Wed 1 August 2012 (1213)

    Product also known as : MCC

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