Microcrystalline Cellulose M101


    AppearanceA white fine granular powder
    Directions of useDirect compression and wet granulation tablet manufacturing with most widely used standard particle size.


    IdentificationA: Conforms
    B: DP not more than 350 units
    (in cuprammonium)
    Dissolves completely
    Particle size
    D10: Max 30
    D50: 40-60
    D90: Min 80
    ConductivityMax 75 μs/cm
    Degree of Polymerisation 210 to 270
    Bulk Density0.26 to 0.34g/ml
    pH5.0 to 7.5
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 7.0 %
    Residual solventsWithin established limits
    Water soluble substances
    Max 0.25
    Residue on ignition
    (Suphate ash)
    Max 0.10 %
    Ether soluble substancesMax 0.05 %


    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent in 10g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent in 10g
    SalmonellaAbsent in 10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent in 10g
    Aerobic countMax 1000 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 Wed 9 February 2011 (423)

    Product also known as : MCC

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