Evaluation of several microcrystalline celluloses obtained from agricultural by-products

@inproceedings{Rojas2011EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of several microcrystalline celluloses obtained from agricultural by-products},
  author={J. Rojas and Alvin L{\'o}pez and Santiago Guisao and Carlos Garcia Ortiz},
  booktitle={Journal of advanced pharmaceutical technology & research},
  year={2011}
}
Microcrystalline cellulose (MCCI) has been widely used as an excipient for direct compression due to its good flowability, compressibility, and compactibility. In this study, MCCI was obtained from agricultural by-products, such as corn cob, sugar cane bagasse, rice husk, and cotton by pursuing acid hydrolysis, neutralization, clarification, and drying steps. Further, infrared spectroscopy (IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical microscopy, degree of polymerization (DP), and powder and tableting… CONTINUE READING