Trehalose Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Trehalose is α-D-glucopyranosyl α-D-glucopyranoside (empirical formula C12H22O11), a non-reducing disaccharide formed from two D-Glucose residues linked through the anomeric positions to one another. It is a naturally occurring disaccharide and is found in some bacteria, fungi, yeast, insects and plants. Trehalose is available as a white or almost white crystalline powder with a sweet taste and no odour.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; I.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Trehalose; α-D-glucopyranosyl α-D-glucopyranoside; Mycose; α, α-Trehalose; Treha; Ascend
Uses and Applications: Protein Stabiliser; Carrier in Dry Powder Inhalers; Flavour Enhancer; Tablet and Capsule Diluent; and Humectant/Stabiliser
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