Microcrystalline Cellulose, white powder, revolutionized tableting because of its unique compressibility and carrying capacity. It exhibits excellent properties as an excipient for solid dosage forms. It compacts well under minimum compression pressures, has high binding capability and creates tablets that are extremely hard, stable, yet disintegrate rapidly. Other advantages include low friability, inherent lubricity, and the highest dilution potential of all binders. These properties make Microcrystalline Cellulose particularly valuable as a filler and binder for formulations prepared by direct compression, although it is also used in wet or dry granulation.
It is widely used in medicine, food etc, used as emulsifier, binding agent in tablets, stabilizer, dispersant, meal fiber etc. used as bonding agent, dilute agent, disintegrating agent, assist in flowing. Its concentration is about 5 to 60 percent, it is used as capsule packing agent, its concentration is 10 to 60 percent
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