Excipients for Drug Formulation

Kolliphor® PS 20

A non-ionic, hydrophilic emulsifier, co-emulsifier and solubilizer for pharmaceutical preparations like emulsions and creams, gels and foams as well as softgels

Polysorbates are a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals and food preparation. They are non-ionic surfactants and emulsifiers derived from polyethoxylated sorbitan and stearic or oleic acid. Polysorbates are mainly used as a solubilizer, emulsifier or suspension stabilizer for pharmaceutical application. Depending on the HLB value of the product they can either act as solubilzer or emulsifier.

Why choose Kolliphor® PS 20?

  • Suitable for use as solubilzer, emulsifier or skin penetration enhancer
  • Broad pH range
  • Good skin tolerance
  • Fully approved – quality you can trust

Applications of Kolliphor® PS 20

Kolliphor® PS 20 is its high HLB value more suitable as a solubilizer of poorly water soluble drug substances in either liquid or solid dosage forms. It is suitable for usage in physical mixing, melt granulation, spray drying and hot melt extrusion processes. Kolliphor® PS 20 can also be used as solubilizer in softgel formulations.

Kolliphor® PS 20 is suitable as non-ionic emulsifier in O/W emulsions.

Kolliphor® PS 20 is also used as skin penetration enhancer.

Product Details
Previous name: Polysorbate 20 PH
CAS-No.: 9005-64-5
Regulatory Status: Ph. Eur, USP/NF: Polysorbate 20
General characterization: Kolliphor® PS 20 is a oily, light yellow to brownish-yellowish, clear or slightly opalescent liquid with a faint odour.
Skin Tolerance: Our Kolliphor® PS types have a good skin tolerance.
Raw material origin: All Kolliphor® PS grades are based on vegetable and synthetic raw materials.

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