klucel™ xtend hydroxypropylcellulose

chemistry: cellulosics

chemical name: hydroxypropylcellulose

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Klucel™ xtend HPC is a high molecular weight, nonionic, water-soluble cellulose ether for use in hydrophilic matrix tablets for extended-release dosage forms in pharmaceutical applications. Designed to deliver unsurpassed process versatility and release profile efficiency, Klucel™ xtend HPC is the new gold standard in oral matrix formers for extended-release tablets.  

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features and benefits
  • high gel strength
  • low melt processing temperature
  • process versatility
  • consistent release profiles at lower concentrations than hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)
  • reduced burst effect in highly soluble APIs
  • smaller tablets maximize capacity of plant equipment
  • excellent performance in direct compression, wet granulation, dry granulation, and hot melt extrusion
  • meets all compendia for HPC

  • modified release

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