Sodium Starch Glycolate IP

Sodium starch glycolate is the sodium salt of carboxymethyl ether. Sodium starch glycolate is a white to off-white, tasteless, odorless, relatively free flowing powder.


Sodium starch glycolate is used as a pharmaceutical grade dissolution excipient for tablets and capsules. It is used as a disintegrant, a suspending agent and as a gelling agent.


Chemical Name: Sodium Starch Glycolate


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a very fine white or off-white free-flowing powder; odorless or almost odorless

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Infrared Absorption Spectrophotometry

Specified test. A dark blue color is produced.

Test for Sodium salts

Solubility Practically insoluble in water insoluble in most organic solvents.
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
pH 5.5 to 7.5
Sodium Glycolate Not more than 2.0%
Sodium Chloride Not more than 7.0%
Iron Not more than 20ppm
Heavy metals Not more than 20ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 10.0%
Assay Not more than 2.8% and not less than 4.2% of Na


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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