MAIZE STARCH B
Native Maize Starch
Product Profile

MAIZE STARCH B
Native Maize Starch

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Product Name

MAIZE STARCH B / Native Maize Starch

Synonyms

Starch

CAS Number

9005-25-8

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

Very fine matte powder that creaks when pressed between the fingers. White to slightly yellowish

Application

MAIZE STARCH B is a native maize starch with disintegrant, filler and binder (once cooked) properties. It is used in a variety of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical dosages including swallowable tablets, hard capsules, blends, granules and pellet premix. Minimum recommended concentrations: 5% as binder and 10% as disintegrant. Maize Starch B is available as non-GMO.

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 15%

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: 0.53 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.77 g/cm3
True Density: 1.478 g/cm3
Angle of Repose: 55°

Primary mechanism of action

Swelling