MCC/Microcrystalline Cellulose CAS 9004-34-6

MCC/Microcrystalline Cellulose CAS 9004-34-6

Microcrystalline cellulose is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production.


MCC Application:

It is widely used in medicine,food etc,used as emulsifier,binding agent in tablets,stabilizer,dispersant,metal 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.

Functions and Applications

MCC Microcrystalline Cellulose
Specification: USP/BP/EP/FCC
Expiry Time: 2 Years

AppearanceA fine white or almost white odorless powder
Particle size98% pass 120 mesh
Assay (as α- cellulose, dry basis)≥97%
Water-soluble matter≤ 0.24%
Sulphated ash≤ 0.5%
pH (10% solution)5.0- 7.5
Loss on drying≤ 7%
Carboxyl groups≤ 1%
Lead≤ 5 mg/ kg
Arsenic≤ 3 mg/ kg
Mercury≤ 1 mg/ kg
Cadmium≤ 1 mg/ kg
Heavy metals (as Pb)≤ 10 mg/ kg
Total plate count≤ 1000 cfu/g
Yeast and mould≤ 100 cfu/g
E. coli/ 5gNegative
Salmonella/ 10gNegative

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