Glyceryl monooleate (Type 40)
Glycerol mono-oleates (Type 40)
Consists of mono-, di- and triglycerides of oleic (C18:1) acid, the monoester fraction being predominant
Solubilizer for lipophilic APIs and bioavailability enhancer. Oily vehicle containing long-chain fatty acids (C18:2) for LFCS Type I (oily), Type II (SEDDS), and Type III (SMEDDS), associated with lymphatic absorption. Oily vehicle for topical formulations. Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.