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Avicel® PH-101

~50 μm particle size

Cotton linters, Cellulose powder, Cellulose, Cellulose microcrystalline
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Quality Level


LPLC: suitable



matrix active group


particle size

~50 μm

separation technique

size exclusion (SEC)

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  • Avicel® PH-101 was used as reference material in characterisation of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) using Powder X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
  • Avicel® PH-101 was used to evaluate crystallinity index and spectral analysis of cellulose using XRD and solid-state 13C NMR.
  • Avicel® PH-101 was used in preparation of phosphoric acid-swollen cellulose for enzyme assay using HPLC.
High purity cellulose powders for partition chromatography.

Legal Information

Avicel is a registered trademark of FMC Corp.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

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  5. What is the nominal particle size of Avicel® PH-101 ?

    The mean particle size is approximately 50 microns.

  6. What is the moisture content of Avicel® PH-101?

    The moisture content will vary in the range of 3 - 5%.

  7. What is the loose bulk density of Avicel® PH-101?

    The loose bulk density is 0.26 to 0.31 grams/cubic centimeter.

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A staining technique for evaluating the pore structure variations of microcrystalline cellulose powders.
Yu, Xiaochun, and Rajai H. Atalla
Powder Technology, 98, 135-138 (1998)
Yasuya Fujita et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 70(2), 1207-1212 (2004-02-10)
A whole-cell biocatalyst with the ability to induce synergistic and sequential cellulose-degradation reaction was constructed through codisplay of three types of cellulolytic enzyme on the cell surface of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. When a cell surface display system based on...
The physicochemical characteristic of microcrystalline cellulose, derived from sawdust, agricultural waste products
Oyeniyi, Y. J., and O. A. Itiola.
International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4, 197-200 (2012)
Physicochemical, spectroscopic and thermal properties of microcrystalline cellulose derived from corn cobs.
Azubuike, Chukwuemeka P., and Augustine O. Okhamafe
International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 1, 1-7 (2012)
Lara Hassan et al.
mBio, 10(4) (2019-07-04)
It is essential for microbes to acquire information about their environment. Fungi use soluble degradation products of plant cell wall components to understand the substrate composition they grow on. Individual perception pathways have been well described. However, the interconnections between...

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