MAIZE STARCH 5%
Native Over-dried Maize Starch
Product Profile

MAIZE STARCH 5%
Native Over-dried Maize Starch

EP/USP-NF/JP compliance

 

Product Name

MAIZE STARCH B / Native Over-dried Maize Starch

Synonyms

Starch

CAS Number

9005-25-8

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

Matte, white to slightly yellowish, very fine powder that creaks when pressed between the fingers.

Application

MAIZE STARCH 5% is a native over-dried starch with disintegrant and filler properties. It is used in a variety of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical dosages including swallowable tablets, hard capsules, blends, granules and pellet premix. Maize Starch 5% is optimized to adsorb water and improve formulation stability. Minimum recommended concentration for disintegrant property: 10%. MAIZE STARCH 5% is available as non-GMO.

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 5%

Source

Maize

Morphology

Average Mean Particle Diameter

14 µm

Solubility

Practically insoluble in cold water and in ethanol 96%

Gelatinization temperature

71°C

Water sorption isotherm at 20°C

Taste/Odor

Odorless and tasteless  

Powder Characteristics

Powder Flowability: Not free-flowing
Bulk Density: 0.55 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.83 g/cm3

Primary mechanism of action

Swelling