Microcrystalline Cellulose 102


    White or almost white, practically insoluble in water, dilute acid and most of organic solvents, Slightly soluble in dilute NaOH solution


    97 to 102%
    Identification B
    (Degree of Polymerization)
    Max 350
    Identification A
    (Zinc Chloride test)
    Have to correspond
    (Coppertetramine solution)
    Have to correspond
    Particle size
    D10: Max 45μ
    D50: 70 to 100μ
    D90: Min 140μ
    ConductivityMax 75 μS.cm-1
    Bulk Density0.20 to 0.60g/ml
    pH5.0 to 7.5
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 7 %
    Water soluble substancesMax 0.25 %
    Residue on ignition
    (Sulphated Ash)
    Max 0.1 %
    Mesh Size
    (Sieve Analysis % Retention)
    60 mesh: Max 8%
    200 mesh: Min 45%
    Ether soluble substancesMax 0.05 %
    StorageKeep away from heat & sources of ignition. keep containers tightly closed & in a well ventilated areas and store at room temperature.


    Total Viable Count
    Max 1000 g
    YeastsMax 100 g
    MouldsMax 100 g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent
    Escherichia ColiAbsent

    The raw materials, manufacturing process, and product do not contain any of solvents listed in organic volatile impurities (USP<467>) & residual solvents (Ph - EUr<5.4>).

    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 13 September 2012 (1282)

    Product also known as : MCC

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