Pharmaceutical Excipients Index A to Z

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Also known as: Manisol, Parteck, Pearlitol, Mannogem, Ludiflash

Mannitol is a polyol (sugar alcohol) and an isomer of sorbitol. Mannitol (C6H8(OH)6) is used in pharmaceutical products as a sweeting agent, tablet and capsule diluent, excipient for chewable tablets,...

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Also known as: Avicel, Abicel, Beta amylose, Vivacel, Emcocel, Pharmacel

Microcrystalline cellulose (C6H10O5)n is refined wood pulp. It is a white, free-flowing powder. Chemically, it is an inert substance, is not degraded during digestion and has no appreciable absorption....

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Also known as: Methocel excipient

Methylcellulose is used as a tablet and capsule disintegrant, a tablet binder, and as a viscosity-increasing agent. It exists as a free-flowing white powder and dissolves in cold water to yield a clear...

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Also known as: Carbowax sentry methoxypolyethylene glycol excipient, Mpeg excipient

METHOXYPOLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS (MPEG) are used in pharmacology and cosmetics production; detergent & household goods production (as soap bars glue, soluble agent in detergent pastes, fixing agent for odors...

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Also known as: Stearic acid magnesium

Magnesium stearate is a mixture of magnesium salts of fatty acids obtained from edible fats and oils. The product consists mainly of magnesium stearate and palmitate in varying proportions. It is manufactured...

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Also known as: Kollicoat mae 30 dp, Kollicoat mae 100 p, Kollicoat mae 100-55, Ethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate copolymer, Acrycoat e30d

Ethyl acrylate - methyl methacrylate copolymer is known as Eudragit NE 30 D. It is an aqueous, milky-white liquid of low viscosity with a faint characteristic odor. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is...

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Also known as: Kolliwax ma

Myristyl Alcohol is a 14 carbon chain. Cetyl Alcohol has 16 carbons, while Stearyl and Isostearyl Alcohols have 18 carbons. Behenyl Alcohol is the largest fatty alcohol in this group with 22 carbons.

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Also known as: Kollisolv mct 70

The fatty acids found in MCTs are called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Like all triglycerides, MCTs are composed of a glycerol backbone and three fatty acids. In the case of MCTs, 2 or 3 of the fatty...

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Also known as: Mma, Kollicoat smartseal 30 d, Methacrylic acid methyl ester

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an organic compound with the formula CH2=C(CH3)COOCH3. This colourless liquid, the methyl ester of methacrylic acid (MAA) is a monomer produced on a large scale for the production...

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Also known as: Kolliphor hs 15

Macrogol 6 glycerol caprylocaprate is a mixture of mainly mono- and diesters of polyoxyethylene glycerol ethers mainly with caprylic (octanoic) and capric (decanoic) acids. The average content of the ethylene...

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