Microcrystalline Cellulose 102 also exhibits excellent properties as an excipient for solid dosage forms. It compacts well, has high binding capability and creates tablets that are hard, stable, yet disintegrate rapidly. It differs from Microcrystalline Cellulose 101 by the size and shape of the particle - MCC102 has larger particles which are more round and dense. It is not as fluffy and light as MCC101, therefore MCC102 has better flow properties than MCC101. MCC102 has proven to be stable, safe and physiologically inert.
For Pharma: Ph. Eur., NF, JP
For Food: E 460(i), FCC