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Capryol PGMC
Propylene glycol monocaprylate (type I) NF

Key Features


  • A water insoluble surfactant for use in self emulsifying systems to obtain a coarse dispersion ie. emulsion (SEDDS) or a fine dispersion ie. microemulsion (SMEDDS).


  • A water-in-oil surfactant / solubilizer.

Safety of use is supported by an extensive toxicological evaluation program and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.

Physical Form

  • liquid

Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)

  • 6

Field of use

  • Human pharmaceutical products, veterinary products excluding food producing animals (EU)

Administration Route

  • Oral
  • Topical

Formulation techniques and dosage forms

  • Suitable for hard gelatin and soft gelatin capsules.
  • Suitable for adsorption onto neutral carrier powders for use in tablets, capsule filling and sachets.
  • Use in topical ointments, microemulsions and emulsions.

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