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Pharmacel® 102

Pharmacel® 102

Microcrystalline cellulose 102

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) compacts more effectively than any other excipient making Pharmacel® 102 the ideal choice for direct compression. Its versatility in direct compression extends to very high dose actives, where compactability is at a premium.


Product description

Pharmacel® is industry leading with high batch-to-batch consistency on functional properties allowing you low risk during production and in your formulation development. It features ultra-low nitrite levels averaging below the level of quantitation (LOQ) of 0.035 ppm.

Pharmacel® and Lactose formulations
DFE Pharma is the only global excipient manufacturer offering it’s customers both lactose and microcrystalline cellulose products for development of pharmaceutical formulations. Combination of Pharmacel® with one of the lactose grades offered by DFE Pharma provides additional benefit to formulations, by achieving the perfect combination of brittle and plastic excipient behaviour.

Physical – chemical properties
Pharmacel® 102 has good flow properties enabling high speed direct compression tableting. In addition, tablets of high tensile strength with low ejection forces can be obtained with low compaction forces. Pharmacel® 102 has some lubrication properties facilitating smooth tableting experience.

Typical product data

Particle size distribution (μm)
X10: 40
X50: 90
X90: 180

Bulk density (g/L)

Hausner ratio (-)

LOD (% w/w)

Product specifications

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- 25 kg Multi-layer paper bag with PE liner

Product delivery

Expected delivery within 5-7 days. Each order ships with Certificate of Analysis, Material Safety Data Sheet and Product Data Sheet.

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