Ovucire® WL 3264

Hard fat pessary base with emulsifier to improve dispersibility and wettability of hydrophobic APIs.

Names and synonyms

USP NF Name

Mixture of hard fat and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

EP Name

Mixture of hard fat and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

UNII Code (FDA)

8334LX7S21
YRC528SWUY

Preferred Substance Name (FDA)

Hard fat
Polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether

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Chemical description

Consists of a mixture of  mono-, di- and triglyceride esters of fatty acids (C10 to C18), the triester fraction being predominant and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

Key characteristics

Product form

Pellets

Melting range (°C)

32 – 35

Hydroxyl value (mg KOH/g)

40 – 60

Main functionalities

Enables fast-melting at normal temperature of the vaginal cavity.

Main formulation technologies