Pharmaceutical Excipients Index A to Z

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Also known as: Neosorb

Sorbitol (C6H14O6) is a sugar alcohol (polyol) used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry as a sweetener or humectant (for protection against loss of moisture content). It is produced by hydrogenation...

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Also known as: Supertah

Starches are typically derived from corn or potato. Starches are used in the pharmaceutical industry for a wide variety of reasons, such as an excipient, a tablet and capsule diluent, a tablet and capsule...

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Also known as: Montane 20, Alkamuls, 20, Arlacel 20, Emasol, Rheodol

Sorbitan Monolaurate also known as sorbitan laurate (SPA20) is a mono ester of lauric acid and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol. It is used in fragrances and functions as a surfactant and emulsifying...

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Also known as: Montane 80

A mixture of the partial esters of sorbitol and its mono- and dianhydrides with edible oleic acid (R).The constituent in greatest abundance is 1,4-sorbitan monooleate, with lesser abundance of isosorbide...

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Also known as: Newcol

Sorbitan monostearate is an ester of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) and stearic acid and is sometimes referred to as a synthetic wax.1 It is primarily used as an emulsifier to keep water and oils mixed....

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Also known as: Vanicol excipient, Kolliwax s fine, Kolliwax s

Stearic acid, also known as n-octadecanoic acid (C18H36O2), is a saturated, wax-like, fatty acid commonly used in the production of pharmaceutical tablets and capsules. It is made by extraction from animal...

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Also known as: Sls excipient, Kolliphor sls fine, Kolliphor sls

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a mixture of sodium alkyl sulfates consisting chiefly of sodium lauryl sulfate [CH3(CH2)10CH2OSO3Na]. The combined content of sodium chloride and sodium sulfate is not more than...

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Also known as: 1 octadecanol, Kolliwax sa

Stearyl alcohol, C18H38O, is a compound produced from stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. Stearyl alcohol is found naturally in various mammalian tissues. It is used in the biosynthesis of...

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Also known as: Kolliphor css

Fatty alcohols are main components of the alkyl sulfate ingredients. Fatty alcohols are derived from natural fats and oils from plants and animals. Fatty alcohols have a hydroxyl group (-OH) in contrast...

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Also known as: Kyron t 154

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a medicine that binds itself to potassium in your digestive tract. This helps prevent your body from absorbing too much potassium.

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