Starches are typically derived from corn or potato. Starches are used in the pharmaceutical industry for a wide variety of reasons, such as an excipient, a tablet and capsule diluent, a tablet and capsule disintegrant, a glidant, or as binder.
Pregelatinized starches (dried, cooked starches) are highly digestible. Consumption of excessive quantities of raw starch has resulted in obesity and iron-deficiency anemia in humans. However, there is no evidence to suspect a hazard to the public when they are used at levels that are now current or that might reasonably be expected in the future.
|Physical Appearance||White to off white powder|
|Grades for Pharma Industry||Pregelatinized Corn Starch / Maize Starch ( USP/BP/IP)|
|Ph (5% solution)||4.5 -7.0|
|Residue on ignition||0.5% max|
|Oxidizing substance||confirms as per USP|
|Sulphur Di-oxide||0.008% Max|
|Organic Volatile Impurities||As per requirement|
|Residual Solvent||As per Requirement|