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Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl ether (low-substituted) L-HPC

Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
L-HPC is a low-substituted hydroxypropyl ether of cellulose. It is widely used in tablets. L- HPC is mainly used as a binder/disintegrant. In addition, it also can also be used as a diluent. It can be used intra- and/or extra granularly.
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Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
Primary function
Disintegrant, binder and diluent
Typical use level
5 - 20% (depending on grade selection and/or application)
Physical data

  • Appearance: white to yellowish white hygroscopic powder or granules
  • Tasteless
  • Insoluble in water
  • Bulk density: 0.28 - 0.48 g/cm³
  • Degree of substitution: 8 - 14%

Benefits / Claims
Depending on grade selection, L-HPC offers good binding and/or disintegration properties to enhance tableting and active delivery.
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable

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