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Technical Data Sheet

  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical excipients

Product Description
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-10NF/EP) is a low viscosity solution grade of cellulose acetate. It is the most commonly used coating material as the semi-permeable membrane for osmotic (controlled-release) drug delivery. It is also used for taste-masking and tableting. CA-398-10NF/EP is made under cGMP and meets the requirements of the National Formulary (NF) and European Pharmacopoeia (EP). CA-398-10NF/EP is available in powder form.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Form Solid (powder)
Color White
Odor Odorless
Acetyl Content 39.3-40.3 %
Loss on Drying 5 wt % max.
Solubility in Water Negligible
ViscosityASTM A8-13 s

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.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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