Sodium Starch Glycolate BP

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…BP
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, fine, free flowing powder, very hygroscopic

Test (A)

Test (B)


Test (C)




(a)Test for pH

(b)Specified Test. A suspension forms that settles after standing.

(c)Specified Test. The solution becomes blue or violet

(d) Solution gives the reaction of sodium

Solubility Practically insoluble in methylene chloride. It gives a translucent suspension in water
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 20 ppm
Heavy metals Not more than 20 ppm
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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