Consists of mono-, di- and triesters of behenic acid (C22), the diester fraction being predominant.
65 – 77
Modified release matrix former for tablet. Lubricant for tablet—independent of mixing time and speed. Lipid carrier former for solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC). Coating agent for taste masking and protection of sensitive APIs. Listed in the European STEP database for excipients in pediatric medicines. Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.