Glyceryl Behenate Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Glyceryl Behenate is a monoglyceride and a fatty acid ester obtained through the condensation of the hydroxyl group of at C1 of glycerol with the carboxy group of docosanoic acid. It is supplied as a fine white or yellowish powder, as a hard waxy mass or pellets, or as white or almost white unctuous flakes.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Glycerol Dibehenate; 2,3-Dihydroxpropyl Docosanoate; Docosanoic acid,2,3-Dihydroxypropylester; E471; Glyceryl Monobehenate; Compritol® 888 ATO
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; IP
Uses and Applications: Coating Agent; Tablet Binder; Tablet and Capsule Lubricant; Thickening Agent; and Viscosity-increasing Agent
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