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Magnesium Stearate

Octadecanoic acid magnesium salt

Magnesium Stearate
Magnesium stearate is primarily used in pharmaceutical formulations as a lubricant in tablet manufacture at concentration up to 1%.
Magnesium stearate is a very fine, light white, impalpable powder of low bulk density, having characteristic taste and odour
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Magnesium Stearate
Magnesium Stearate
Primary function
Lubricant
Typical use level
0.25 - 1%
Physical data

  • Density (bulk): 0.159 g/cm³
  • Density (tapped): 0.286 g/cm³
  • Density (true): 1.092 g/cm³
  • Flowability: Poorly flowing, cohesive powder
  • Melting range: 117 - 150°C

Benefits / Claims
Commercially available in different grades that can meet the specific requirements of each type of formulation.
High effective and stable boundary lubricant, improved efficiency of your production by lowering ejection force and protection of punch & dies
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable

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