Hydroxypropyl Starch Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Hydroxypropyl Starch is a modified starch derivative obtained by etherification of native starch with propylene oxide. Hydroxypropylation results in the substitution of hydroxyl groups with 2-hydroxypropyl ether. It may undergo further treatment with acid, alkali, enzyme, or bleaching. Hydroxypropyl starch is supplied as a white or off-white, freely flowing powder.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: Not listed in pharmacopoeis. Listed in the FCC and it is food approved (E1440 for the EU)
Synonyms and Trade Names: Hydroxypropyl Starch; E1440
Uses and Applications: Binding Agent; Disintegrant; Emulsifying Agent; Thickening Agent; and Viscosity-increasing agent
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