Croscarmellose Sodium


    Almost white, very hygroscopic powder, practically insoluble in Acetone, ethanol, ether and tolulene. Produced from wood celulose

    E numberE468


    (A,B,C,) (1,2,3)
    Particle size
    (Retained on air jet sieve)
    >75μm (200 mesh): Max 2%
    >45μm (325 mesh): Max 10%
    Sodium (Na)
    Max 12.4 %
    Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
    (& Sodium glycolate)
    Max 0.5 %
    pH5.0 to 7.0
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    Sulphated ash14.0 to 28.0%
    ArsenicMax 3 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 6.0 %
    Degree of Substitution0.60 to 0.85
    Residual solventsThe raw materials, manufacturing process and product do not contain any of the solvents listed in Residual Solvents (Ph.Eur <5.4>, USP<467>) except for Ethanol limited to 0.5%
    LeadMax 5 ppm
    Water soluble substances
    1.0 to 10.0%
    Max 0.5 %
    MercuryMax 1 ppm
    10.0 to 30.0ml
    Shelf life2 years


    Max 20 cfu/g
    Max 20 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent in 10g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent in 10g
    SalmonellaAbsent in 10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent in 10g
    Aerobic 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 Fri 27 July 2012 (1194)

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