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Sodium Starch Glycolate

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Sodium Starch Glycolate
Sodium starch glycolate is the sodium salt of a carboxymethyl ether of starch or of a crosslinked carboxymethyl ether of starch.
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Sodium Starch Glycolate
Sodium Starch Glycolate
Primary function
Superdisintegrant
Typical use level
6 - 8% (capsule filling)
Physical data

  • Appearance: white or almost white powder
  • Bulk Density: 0.7 - 0.8 g/mL
  • 100% of particles less than 106 µm in size.

Benefits / Claims
Takes up more than 20 times its own weight of water, coupled to rapid water penetration leads to powerful swelling results and rapid dispersion and disintegration.
Most effective in non-soluble matrices
Low pH for pH sensitive drugs
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable

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