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Cellulose, microcrystalline is used as an emulsifier, bulking agent in food production, extender and anti-caking agent. It is also used in vitamin supplements or tablets. It acts as an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose. It finds application in partition chromatography. Further, it is used as a thickener and stabilizer. In addition to this, it is used as an excipient in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Hazard Statements: H335
May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P304+P340-P312a-P405-P403+P233-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.