Dextrose Monohydrate

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  • Excellent Excipient
  • White Powder
  • Odorless
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Dextrose Monohydrate may be the sweetener that you're looking for. Its wide selection of purposes helps make it an ingredient consumers will be happy to see on the list of ingredients. Dextrose Monohydrate may well present the perfect sweetener for your product.

Dextrose Monohydrate is:

  • Odorless
  • An excellent binder
  • Water-soluble
  • A white, crystalline powder

In a tablet, Dextrose Monohydrate will work as a sweetener. Dextrose Monohydrate is a constituent of glycogen, starch and cellulose. It is just like common sugar. The dextrose you receive will be in a powder form. At room temperature, it will remain in crystalline form. It will dissolve in water and is slightly soluble in ethanol.

Dextrose Monohydrate provides the body with water and sugar. It supplies four calories per gram and contains 9% water by weight. It is often used by people suffering from low blood sugar. In a tablet, this ingredient can supply energy to a user. It is used in medicines and the food industry. Dextrose Monohydrate is a "reducing sugar" and is used in many food stuffs. The elements that affect food are also applicable to a tablet. Dextrose Monohydrate can improve the quality of your tablet and provide a pleasant taste. It is economically priced and safe for consumption on a regular basis.

Dextrose Monohydrate and its many uses have resulted in a refined manufacturing process. It is a simple sugar produced by the hydrolysis of starch. Corn starch, where glucose comes from, is a chain composed of dextrose chains. Hydrolysis is a process that works to break down these chains and create dextrose in a bulk. A common way to do this is to treat starch with the enzymes amylase, or treatment with acid, which imitates the processes that occur naturally. In the body, digestion of starch starts in the mouth with saliva, or enzyme amylase. Manufacturers have taken the natural process and replicated it in their own production methods.

Dextrose Monohydrate has long been providing humans a satisfying flavor in their meals. If used properly it can help people by providing energy and fluids. Consumers will swallow a pill with ease if they have a sweetener to look forward to. Dextrose Monohydrate will also fit easily into many formulas because of its inertness.

Name Value
CAS number 5996-10-1
Molecular formula C6H12O6 H2O
Appearance Powder
Physical state Solid
Storage Store at room temperature
Boiling point 410.8 °C at 760 mmHg
Density 1.54 g/cm3 at 25 °C
Bulk Density 0.51 g/cm3
Molecular weight 198.17
Documents SDS/Technical Specifications/Intolerance Data
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Are all excipients safe for all ages to consume?

Yes, it does not matter what age, size or sex the person consuming the products is. It is, however, important to check the intolerance data.

Are all the excipients safe for human consumption?

Yes, all of the excipients are safe for human or animal consumption. There are some precautions that should be taken when handling them and there are some people that might have intolerances to some of them. Information on this can be found in the products MSDS and Intolerance Data Sheet. This can be found in this section for every excipient.

Are there any known allergens or health risks?

Yes, there are all of them can be found in the intolerance sheets for each product. The intolerance sheets can be found here:


Can I get a better price for excipients than is listed on the website?

Yes, we have bulk pricing for all of our excipients, and these can be found in this section. We offer bulk in 500 kg, 1 ton, 2 ton and 5 ton lots. The prices are set on these quantities as these are the amounts that will fit on pallets.

Can I have a CoA for my Excipient?

Yes. CoA stands for Certificate of Analysis this is also known some times as an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) all of the information contained in a CoA is inside the MSDS for every LFA product which is emailed to you after purchase.

Dissolving rate? Any known factors that can affect the rate, speed up or slow down the breakdown of a tablet?

Yes. There are two things at play here. You can get hygroscopic and hydrophobic excipients. Hygroscopic means that they take on water quickly, while hydrophobic means that they repel water.

There are products know as supper disintegrants. These products help the breakdown of tablets. At the moment LFA does not sell any supper disintegrants.

Magnesium stearate is hydrophobic this means that it will slow the breakdown of a tablet.

However, it is used in such small amounts that most of the time it will not make a difference to our customer's products. If they would like to be sure then they should conduct what is known as a disintegration test.

How long is the storage period of each excipient? What is the shelf life?

Firmapress - 2 years form batch date.
Dextrose - 3 years from batch date.
Dicalcium Phosphate - 3 years from batch date.
Microcrystalline Cellulose -
Magnesium stearate -
Lactose - 2 years from batch date.
Silica Dioxide - 2 years from batch date.

How should I clean contact parts that have come into contact with my excipients or active ingredients?

here are 6 steps that should be followed as a general rule of thumb when cleaning contact surfaces that have come into contact with powders:

Dry Clean - First you need to remove as much of the dry powder as possible. You can do this using a hover/vacuum. Make sure that the vacuum you are using has a filter good enough to handle fine dust.

Wet Clean - Next you need to perform a wet clean. This can be done with warm water and soap or if available an ultrasonic cleaner.

Rinse - Next you need to rinse off any soap with potable water (drinking water). You do not have to do this if you used an ultrasonic cleaner in the last step. It is important to ensure that all parts are thoroughly dried immediately after washing to avoid any rusting.

Sanitise - Next you need to sanitise the surface. This step is recommended by the FDA. There are a number of sanitising solutions available designed to be applied and left on.

Lubricate - You now need to lubricate any parts that require it. This should be with the appropriate grade oil or grease considering your use and greasing chart. Store - Finally store any of the parts in a cool dry place. If you are storing them on the machine then make sure the machine is in a temperature controlled environment with low humidity.

What is the mesh size of your excipients? etc.

Dextrose - approx 100 mesh
Dicalcium Phosphate - approx 100 mesh
Microcrystoline Cellulose - approx 120-200
Magnesium sterate -
Lactose - 80 mesh
Silica Dioxide -
Firmapress - 100-200 mesh

What kind of agent is each excipient?/ What is the main use of each excipient?

Dextrose - Sweetener, binding agent, good for chewable tablets or candy.

Microcrystalline Cellulose - Binder, filling agent. Good at binding tablets and making them bigger. It can also be used as a filler for capsules.

Magnesium stearate - Dry Lubricant. This stops products from getting stuck to the tooling. It can also help with powder flow issues and caking issues.

Lactose - Binder, sweetener and bulking agent. It has a large mesh so it flows well but most people do not like it because of the intolerance issues.

Silica Dioxide - Flowing agent. This assist powders in flowing smoothly through the machines. It also helps with cacking issues where powders get stuck to the machine.

What kind of condition should excipients be stored in?

Firmapress - 2 years form batch date.
Dextrose - 3 years from batch date.
Dicalcium Phosphate - 3 years from batch date.
Microcrystalline Cellulose -
Magnesium stearate -
Lactose - 2 years from batch date.
Silica Dioxide - 2 years from batch date.

Which excipient should I add if the product doesn't bind well?

If your product does not bind well then we would recommend using MCC. This can be used in any % the limiting factor is the size of the tablet.

If the amount of MCC you would have to use would be too much or if you do not want to use MCC then you have 3 other options: Ask your supplier for a directly compressible or tabletable grade of your product. Spray dry your product. Wet granulate your product.

Which excipient should I add if the product is sticky?

If your product is sticky then you will need to add a dry lubricant to your mix. For this, we recommend magnesium stearate.

We do not recommend that you add more than 1% to the mix as more than this can cause capping. If your product is still sticky at this point then we would recommend looking into granulation.

Which excipient should I add if the product/API is clumpy?

If your product or API is clumpy then you will need to add an anticaking agent. For this, we recommend silicon dioxide. We only recommend adding a maximum of 2% of this to the mix

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  2. Microcrystalline Cellulose
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