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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
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Superdisintegrant
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6 - 8% (capsule filling)
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  • Appearance: white or almost white powder
  • Bulk Density: 0.7 - 0.8 g/mL
  • 100% of particles less than 106 µm in size.

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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
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Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable

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