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Croscarmellose Sodium

Cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose XLCMC CCS

Croscarmellose Sodium
It appears as long, narrow fibrous particles. Croscarmellose works primarily by wicking or capillary action and also swells as it hydrates. A non-GMO grade made using wood cellulose is available for formulations where label claims are important.
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Croscarmellose Sodium
Croscarmellose Sodium
Primary function
Superdisintegrant
Typical use level
2 - 4% (1 - 2% intra granularly, 1 - 2% extra granularly)
Physical data

  • Occurs as an odourless, white or greyish white powder.
  • Bulk density: 0.53 g/cm³
  • Particle size: 25 - 55 µm (d50)

Benefits / Claims
Highly effective and efficient disintegrant with lower use level compared to other disintegrants. Rapid water uptake for fast disintegration.
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable

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