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MAIZE STARCH

Starch is derived from maize and purified. It is fine white powder with slight and characteristic taste. It is practically insoluble in cold water and in alcohol.

PHARMACOPOEAL SPECIFICATIONS

PARAMETERS IP USP26-NF21
Description Very fine, white or slightly yellowish powder or irregular white masses which are readily reducible to powder, creaks when pressed between the fingers; odourless and tasteless.
Solubility Practically insoluble in cold water and in ethanol (95%).
Identification
A Comply Comply
B Comply Comply
C Comply Not Applicable
Acidity, NMT, ml 2 Not Applicable
pH - 4.5 - 7.0
Iron , ppm 40 20
Fluorescence No fluorescence under screened UV Light Not Applicable
Oxidising Substances Comply 20
Sulphated Ash, NMT, % 0.6 0.5
Loss on Drying, NMT % * 15 14
Sulfur Dioxide, % Not Applicable 0.008
Organic Volatile Impurities Not Applicable Meets the requirements
Microbial Limits
Salmonella species
Not Applicable Absent
Escherichia coli
Not Applicable Absent


   * Low moisture grade starch is also available.

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