Sodium Starch Glycolate
What Is Sodium Starch Glycolate?
Sodium Starch Glycolate, or SSG, is a cross-linked variant of Carboxymethyl starch. The color of SSG varies from white to off-white tone. SSG powder is odorless, tasteless, hygroscopic & free-flowing.
Source of Sodium Starch Glycolate
SSG is available in the starchy substance of potato & corn. The chemical treatments or modifications with starch properties produce Sodium Starch Glycolate. The proven chemical treatments with SSG increase the hydrophilicity and reduce the water solubility level.
According to particle sizes, % of sodium chloride, and pH, the manufacturing companies use different grades of Sodium Starch Glycolate to meet the requirements of a faster disintegrant.
Functional Value of Sodium Starch Glycolate In the Pharmaceutical Industry:
As a basic excipient, Sodium Starch Glycolate always acts at the best level to boost the disintegration value in the processing of oral solid pharmaceutical products.
SSG is also famous as a dissolution excipient in the pharmaceutical industry, with a standard absorption characteristic to enhance the swelling process, which is highly significant for the sustainable & classic texture of tablets and granules.
Triple unique characteristics of SSG- suspending property, disintegrant & gelling agent play vital roles in tableting industries to ensure the clinical value of tablets. So, SSG is essential as it provides active ingredients’ absorption in pharmaceutical formulations.
Specific Applications of Sodium Starch Glycolate In the Pharmaceutical Industry:
- The oral pharmaceutical products are processed with SSG as a superb disintegrant.
- For standard granulation in the tableting industry, SSG plays an essential role in end-to-end compression.
- The outstanding suspension capability makes SSG a great choice as an excipient in the pharma industry.
- The high-grade dissolution power of SSG enhances the tablet and formulation textures.
Advantages of Sodium Starch Glycolate
Being a hydrophobic excipient, SSG boosts the swelling while the granules contact with water. Sodium Starch Glycolate increases the compression pressure level to keep the disintegration process intact.
All these unique characteristics make SSG one of the best choices as an excipient in clinical product manufacturing industries.