A lipidic vehicle used as consistency agent in topical formulations. Enhances stability by preventing phase separation and oil droplet coalescence.
Names & synonyms
|USP NF Name||
Propylene glycol monopalmitostearate
|UNII Code (FDA)||
|Preferred Substance Name (FDA)||
PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOPALMITOSTEARATE
|Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients||
Consists of propylene glycol esters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids, the monoester fraction being predominant
Consistency agent for oily phase in topical formulations. Stability-improving agent. Safety of use is inferred by precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.
Main formulation technologies