Croscarmellose Sodium


    Almost white, very hygroscopic powder, practically insoluble in acetone, ethanol, ether and toluene.


    (of water-soluble material)
    1 to 10%
    (A,B,C, 1,2,3)
    (of ethanol)
    Max 3 %
    Particle size
    (Retained on air jet sieve)
    Min 75μm (200 mesh): Max 2%
    Min 45μm (325 mesh): Max 10%
    Sodium Chloride (NaCl)Max 0.5 %
    pH5.0 to 7.0
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    Sulphated ash14 to 28%
    ArsenicMax 2 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 10 %
    Degree of Substitution0.60 to 0.85
    10 to 30ml
    Sodium GlycolateMax 0.5 %
    Shelf life4 years


    YeastsMax 20 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 20 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent/10g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent/10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent/10g
    FungiMax 20 cfu/g
    Aerobic count
    (Total aerobic microbial count)
    Max 100 cfu/g

    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 Thu 2 August 2012 (1217)

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