Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
Category: food additives  Publish Time: 2019-04-07 22:15 

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
Is microcrystalline cellulose safe?

Microcrystalline cellulose is a white, free-flowing powder. It is also known as cellulose , It is added to medications and dietary supplements as a connective agent . Because it is not absorbed into the blood stream or stomach. This makes Microcrystalline Cellulose a fairly safe product.

MCC Gel (microcystalline cellulose Gel)

items

RC-591

CL-611

viscosity (cps)

39-91(1.2% solution)

50-118(2.6% solution)

sodium

0.80%

1.20%

Loss on drying

≤10.0%

PH

6.0-8.5

ignition residue

≤5.0%

heavy metal(As Pb)

≤0.0015%

total plat count

≤1000cfu/g

total mould count

≤100cfu/g

pathogenic bacteria

absent

 

microcystalline cellulose (food grade)

It is also found in many processed food products, and may be used as an anti-caking agent, stabilizer, texture modifier, or suspending agent among other uses.

item

MCC powder

purity (dry basis)

≥97%

mesh size

120-200

loss on drying

≤10.0%

PH (1% solution)

5-7.5

water-soluble materials

≤0.2%

sulfated ash content

≤0.05%

Lead

≤2ppm

heavy metal

≤10ppm

starch

not detected/absent

ignition residue

≤0.1%

 

microcrystalline cellulose (pharmaceutical grade)

Microcrystalline cellulose is a commonly used excipient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has excellent compressibility properties and is used in solid dose forms, such as tablets. Tablets can be formed that are hard, but dissolve quickly.

item

MCC powder

purity (dry basis)

97-102%

loss on drying

≤7%

PH (1% solution)

5-7.5

water-soluble materials

≤0.2%

sufated ash content

≤0.05%

Lead

≤2ppm

heavy metal

≤10ppm

starch

not detected/absent

igntion residue

≤0.1%

standard: USP, CP, BP

 

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