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Sodium Starch Glycolate


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
Typical use level
2 - 4% (direct compression)
2 - 4% (wet granulation, 1 - 2% intra granularly, 1 - 2% extra granularly)
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
Rapid water penetration into the tablets
Powerful swelling results in rapid disintegration
Most effective in non-soluble matrices
Low pH for pH sensitive drugs
Suitable for
Hard Gel Capsules

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