cellulose acetate phthalate

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cel·lu·lose ac·e·tate phthal·ate

a reaction product of phthalic anhydride and a partial acetate ester of cellulose; used as a tablet-coating agent.
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The cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP) due to its biocompatibility is used as enteric coating on capsules and tablets (22), (23), so that they do not dissolve until they reach the small intestine.
2012) inappropriately referred to three polymers [polyvinyl acetate phthalate (PVAP), hypromellose phthalate (HMP), and cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP)] as "phthalates" and inappropriately implied that they are "phthalates" simply because they have the word "phthalate" in their names.
The chronic toxicity of cellulose acetate phthalate in rats and dogs.
Ihree phthalate polymers (hyptomellose phthalate, cellulose acetate phthalate, and polyvinyl acetate phthalate) were noted in 75 RX products.
Phthalate polymers with no known toxicity-- hypromellose phthalate (HMP), cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP), and polyvinyl acetate phthalate (PVAP)--were included in 75 RX products.
Enteric coatings generally consist of various polymers, such as cellulose acetate phthalate, cellulose acetate butyrate, ethylcellulose, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, and methacrylate copolymers.