Magnesium Stearate IP
Magnesium Stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid. Magnesium stearate is obtained by the reaction of sodium stearate with magnesium sulphate.
Magnesium Stearate is used as an anti adherent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. It is also used as a food additive or pharmaceutical excipient, to bind sugar in hard candies like mints and in baby formulas.
Chemical Name: Magnesium Stearate
CAS No.: 557-04-0
|Appearance||A very fine, light, white powder; odorless or with a very faint odor of stearic acid; unctuous and free from grittiness.|
|Solubility||Practically insoluble in water and in ethanol|
|Appearance of the solution||The solution is not more colored than the reference solution|
|Appearance of solution of fatty acids||The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution.|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Passes test|
|Acid value of fatty acids||195 to 210|
|Free stearic acid||Not more than 3%|
|Zinc stearate||Passes test|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 20ppm|
|Loss on drying||Maximum 6%|
|Assay||Not less than 3.8% and not more than 5% of Mg|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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