Gelatin Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Gelatin is a descriptive term for a material composed of a mixture of amino acids and short-chain peptides obtained either by acid hydrolysis (type A) or alkaline hydrolysis (type B) of animal collagen. It occurs as a light-amber o faintly yellow-coloured, vitreous, brittle solid. It is practically odourless and tasteless, amid is available as translucent sheets, flakes, and granules, or as a coarse powder.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Gelatin; Collagen Hydrolysate; E441; ROUSSELOT® 250 LB 8; Cryogel; Solugel; Vitagel
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P
Uses and Applications: Coating agent; Film-forming Agent; Suspending Agent; Tablet Binder; and Viscosity-increasing Agent
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