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415057 Sigma-Aldrich

Magnesium stearate

technical grade

Synonym: Stearic acid magnesium salt

  • CAS Number 557-04-0

  • Linear Formula [CH3(CH2)16CO2]2Mg

  • Molecular Weight 591.24

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3919702

  •  EC Number 209-150-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00036391

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24865972

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Properties

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grade   technical grade
InChI Key   HQKMJHAJHXVSDF-UHFFFAOYSA-L
composition   palmitate salt, 25%
  stearate salt, 65%
mp   200 °C (lit.)

Description

General description

Magnesium stearate (Mg-St) is the magnesium salt of stearic acid. Its anhydrate, dihydrate and trihydrate forms have been prepared. The tabletting of the blends of magnesium stearate and lactose granules has been described. The influence of mixing time on hardness, disintegration time and ejection force on the compressed tablets was examined. Mg-St is widely used lubricant in pharmaceutical industry. It also plays a role in delaying the process of dissolution. Its detection in tablets by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy has been proposed.

Application

Magnesium stearate may be used as excipient in the formulations of diclofenac sodium tablets. It may be used for the preparation of tramadol HCl matrix tablets.

Packaging

1 kg in poly drum

25 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
WI4390000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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