Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ C-A-P Cellulose Ester NF (Pellets)
Eastman™ C-A-P (Cellulose Acetate Phthalate, NF) enteric coating material is a pH-sensitive cellulose derivative designed for coating pharmaceutical tablets, capsules or granules. It may also be used as a matrix material in solid dose forms. C-A-P enteric coating material withstands prolonged contact with acidic gastric fluids, but it dissolves readily in the mildly acidic to neutral environment of the small intestine. It can be applied to tablets, capsules or granules from solutions of organic solvents. C-A-P meets USP and NF specifications and is available in powder and pellet form.
Typical Value, Units
Free Acid as Phthalic Acid
3.0 wt % max.
5.0 wt % max.
Pelleted C-A-P exhibits slower dissolution time in poor solvents such as ethyl acetate/isopropanol blends. Acetone or acetone blends are the preferred solvents for C-A-P pellets.
Centipoise, 15% C-A-P in an acetone solution (68 cP = 80.5 centistokes)
Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.
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