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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 Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) Field of use Administration Route
  • liquid
6 Human pharmaceutical products, veterinary products excluding food producing animals (EU)
  • 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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