Geleol™ Mono and Diglycerides NF

A glyceride with an intermediate melting point used as a lipidic vehicle and modified release agent.

Names and synonyms

USP NF Name

Mono and Diglycerides

EP Name

Glycerol Monostearate 40-55 (Type I)

UNII Code (FDA)

230OU9XXE4

Preferred Substance Name (FDA)

Glyceryl Monostearate

Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients

Glyceryl Monostearate

Chemical description

Consists of mono-, di- and triesters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids

Key characteristics

Product form

Pellets

Melting range

54-64

HLB

3

Main functionalities

Modified release matrix former for capsule.
Coating agent for taste masking.
Consistency agent.
Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.

Main formulation technologies