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MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE PH 102 USP/NF  - SILVERLINE CHEMICALS LTD

Description

Microcrystalline cellulose USP/NF 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. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets. It is also used in plaque assays for counting viruses, as an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose. In many ways[which?], cellulose makes the ideal excipient. A naturally occurring polymer, it is composed of glucose units connected by a 1-4 beta glycosidic bond. These linear cellulose chains are bundled together as microfibril spiralled together in the walls of plant cell. Each microfibril exhibits a high degree of three-dimensional internal bonding resulting in a crystalline structure that is insoluble in water and resistant to reagents. Approved within the European Union as a thickener, stabilizer or emulsifiers microcrystalline cellulose was granted the E number E460(ii) with basic cellulose given the number E460.

Chemical catalysts
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • Crystalline cellulose
  • Cellulose gel
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