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Maltodextrin

1] Description:  White powder or granular white powder, available in a variety of particle sizes and DE* values. Non-sweet, nutritive saccharide polymers composed of D-glucose units linked primarily by alpha-1-4 bonds..* DE = dextrose equivalents, a quantitative measure of the degree of starch polymer hydrolysis. The higher the DE, the greater the extent of starch hydrolysis. Can be used for sweetness moderation. Maltodextrin with a DE of 5 is the least sweet, and is approximately 1/10 as sweet as sucrose. Maltodextrin with a DE of 18 is approximately 1/4 as sweet as sucrose.  

2] Physical Characteristics:

Typical Properties

DE Value

Bulk Density (g/cc)

Moisture Content (%)

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

7

0.45

< 4

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

14

0.45

< 4

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

18.5

0.45

< 4

MaltrinŽ  M040

5

0.51

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M050

5

0.54

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M100

10

0.54

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M150

15

0.57

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M180

18

0.61

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M440

5

0.30

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M500

10

0.34

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M510

10

0.56

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M550

15

0.35

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M580

18

0.40

< 6

MaltrinŽ  M700

10

0.13

< 6

 

 

3] Applications:

Direct compression

All purpose binder and/or diluent, low hygroscopicity. Binding properties comparable to polyvinylpyrrolidone.

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

MaltrinŽ Grades M150 and M180, and Maltrin QDŽ  Grades M500, M510, M550, M580

Wet Granulation 

Binder and diluent, low viscosity, cold water soluble

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

MaltrinŽ Grades M040, M100, M150

Aqueous Film Coating

Film Former, cold water soluble, low viscosity, enhances color

MaltrinŽ Grades M040, M100, M180

Encapsulation

Free-flowing, inert diluent; low hygroscopicity, cohesiveness

MaltrinŽ QD Grades M500, M510

Liquids

Easily dispersible, cold water soluble, regulates sweetness, regulates viscosity, inhibits crystal growth

MaltrinŽ Grades M100, M150, M200

Creams and Lotions

Builds solids, nonirritating filler, inhibits crystal growth, humectant

MaltrinŽ Grades M040, M100, M150

Dry Blending

Low hygroscopicity, inert carrier, selection of particle size and bulk density, neutral flavor

C*PharmŽ maltodextrins

MaltrinŽ M100, and M700, and MaltrinŽ QD M500, M510

Note: Maltrin QD grades are agglomerated, low-density granules, dust-free and free flowing

 

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5] References:

Direct Compression Brochure, Cerestar

MaltrinŽ Maltodextrins and Corn Syrup Solids for Pharmaceuticals, 1998, Grain Processing Corporation  

Pformulate/04/20/2000