MAIZE STARCH EXTRA WHITE
Native Maize Starch
Product Profile

MAIZE STARCH EXTRA WHITE
Native Maize Starch

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Product Name

MAIZE STARCH EXTRA WHITE / Native Maize Starch

Synonyms

Starch

CAS Number

9005-25-8

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

White, very fine matte powder that creaks when pressed between the fingers

Application

MAIZE STARCH EXTRA WHITE is a native maize starch with natural whiteness (not chemically bleached) having 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. Maize Starch Extra White presents improved chemical stability vs. chemically treated bleached starches. Minimum recommended concentrations: 5% as binder and 10% as disintegrant.

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: 0.78 g/cm3
True Density: 1.478 g/cm3
Angle of Repose: 57°

Primary mechanism of action

Swelling