WHEAT STARCH TB
Native Wheat Starch
Product Profile

WHEAT STARCH TB
Native Wheat Starch

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Product Name

WHEAT STARCH TB / Native Wheat Starch

Synonyms

Starch

CAS Number

9005-25-8

Chemical Structure

Physical Form or Appearence

Very fine, white or almost white powder that creaks when pressed between the fingers

Application

WHEAT STARCH TB is a native wheat 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.  

Water Content (LOD)

Maximum water content: 15%

Source

Wheat

Morphology

Average Mean Particle Diameter

20 µm

Solubility

Practically insoluble in cold water and in ethanol 96%

Gelatinization Temperature

59°C

Water sorption isotherm at 20°C

Taste/Odor

Odorless and tasteless  

Powder Characteristics

Powder Flowability: Not free-flowing
Bulk Density: 0.505 g/cm3
Tapped Density: 0.769 g/cm3
Angle of Repose: 57°

Primary mechanism of action

Swelling