Compritol® 888 Pellets

A glyceride with a high melting point used as consistency agent in topical formulations.

Names & synonyms

USP NF Name

Glyceryl dibehenate

EP Name

Glycerol dibehenate

UNII Code (FDA)

R8WTH25YS2

Preferred Substance Name (FDA)

GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE

Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients

Glyceryl Behenate

Chemical description

Consists of mono-, di- and triesters of behenic acid (C22), the diester fraction being predominant.

Key characteristics

Product form

Pellets

Melting range (°C)

65 - 77

HLB

2

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Main functionalities

Consistency agent for oily phase in topical formulations.

Main formulation technologies

Topical cream, oleogel, and ointment.

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