A glyceride with an intermediate melting point used as lubricant and flow aid in powder blends for capsule filling and as a coating agent for taste masking.
Glycerol distearate (type I)
Consists of esters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids, the diester fraction being predominant
50 – 60
Coating agent for taste masking. Lubricant and flow aid for capsule filling with powders. Modified release matrix former for tablets. Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.