Kaolin Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Kaolin is a naturally-occurring clay (aluminium silicate) mineral, with the chemical formula Al2Si2O5(OH)4. The name of the mineral is after a hill in China (Kao-ling), hence the alternative name, China clay. Pharmaceutical-grade Kaolin is purified and may be bleached to meet quality requirements. It is supplied as a white to greyish-white coloured, greasy powder that is free from gritty particles.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; BP; JP
Synonyms and Trade Names: Kaolin, Light Kaolin; Heavy Kaolin; Argilla; China clay; E559; Kaolinite; Lion; Porcelain Clay; Sim 90; Weisserton; White Bole
Uses and Applications: Adsorbent; Suspending Agent; Tablet and Capsule Diluent
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