LYCATAB® CT
Partially Pregelatinized Starch
Product Profile

LYCATAB® CT
Partially Pregelatinized Starch

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Product Name

LYCATAB® CT / Partially Pregelatinized Maize Starch

Synonyms

Pregelatinized starch

CAS Number

Starch 9005-25-8

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

Moderately coarse to fine, white to off-white, powder

Application

LYCATAB® CT / Partially Pregelatinized Starch is a free-flowing powder used as filler and binder-disintegrant for wet granulation and direct compression of tablets and capsules. It is used both in nutraceutical and pharma oral dosage forms.

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 14%

Source

Maize

Morphology

Average Mean Particle Diameter

80 µm

Particle Size Distribution by Laser Diffraction

dv10 = 37 µm

dv50 = 79 µm

dv90 = 165 µm

Solubility

Swells in cold water

Water sorption isotherm at 20°C

Taste/Odor

Odorless

Powder Characteristics

Powder Flowability: 7s (according to Ph.Eur. 2.9.16, 10mm outflow opening)
Bulk Density: 0.63 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.79 g/cm3
True Density: 1.516 g/cm3
Angle of Repose: 38°