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Caprylocapryl Polyoxyglycerides

PEG-8 caprylic/capric glycerides

Caprylocapryl Polyoxyglycerides
It is used to improve the solubility of poorly soluble topical drugs and also finds use as an emulsifier/co-emulsifier for topical emulsions and microemulsions. It acts as an effective penetration enhancer in topical formulations
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Caprylocapryl Polyoxyglycerides
Caprylocapryl Polyoxyglycerides
Primary function
Penetration enhancer
Typical use level
Cream, lotion, gels: 1 - 5% Topical and transdermal microemulsions: up to 10 %
Physical data

  • Appearance: Pale yellow oily liquid
  • HLB: 14
  • It contains 50 - 80% of C8 fatty acids and 20 - 50% of C10 fatty acids
  • Mean relative molecular mass: 200 - 400
  • Viscosity (mPa.s at 20°C)- 80 - 110

Benefits / Claims
Superior emollience, Emulsifying aid
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Gel
Lotion
Oral Suspensions
Oral Syrup
Oral Solutions
Softgel capsules

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