Micro Crystalline Cellulose(M.C.C.)

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Micro crystalline cellulose powder is processed by using fibrous material that undergoes controlled hydrolysis with dilute mineral acid. Microcrystalline cellulose (C6H10O5)n is refined wood pulp. It is a white, free-flowing powder. Chemically, it is an inert substance, is not degraded during digestion and has no appreciable absorption. MCC is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent infood production.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.It is also found in many processed food products.Microcrystalline cellulose is generally regarded as safe when used in normal quantities. It is a key diluent for drug formulations and an essential component for almost every kind of oral dosage, including tablets, capsules, sachets, pellets.


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