Ambicel MBC is water insoluble hydrocolloid. It has got excellent dispersibility in water. Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose is co-processed with partially depolymerized highly purified cellulose to make Ambicel MBC. Incorporation of Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose in the microfibrils of Microcrystalline Cellulose before drying prevents bonding of microfibrils during drying. This action of Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) makes Ambicel MBC higly dispersible Gel forming cellulose.
After stirring in water Ambicel MBC forms either colloidal sol or white opaque gel, depending upon concentration. Individual microfibrils of cellulose get separated when dispersed in water and forms gel or colloidal dispersions. In water, with shear, Ambicel MBC forms a three-dimensional matrix comprised of millions of insoluble microcrystals that form a stable, thixotropic gel.