With a wealth of experience and leading market know how, we have established an enviable position as one of the leading organizations engaged in offering Magnesium Stearate. It is a thiazide diuretic often considered the prototypical member of this class. The drug reduces the reabsorption of electrolytes from the renal tubules. This results in increased excretion of water and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, chloride, and magnesium. It is used in the treatment of several disorders including edema, hypertension, diabetes insipidus, and hypoparathyroidism.
Magnesium Stearate Properties:
- CAS No.: 557-04-0
- Molecular Formula: 2(C18H35O2).Mg
- Molecular Weight: 591.25
- Deleted CAS: 212132-26-8
- Synonyms: Magnesium stearate (7CI);Octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt (9CI);Stearic acid,magnesium salt (8CI);Daiwax M;Daiwax SMO;Dibasic magnesium stearate;EM 100;EM 100 (salt);EM 112;EM 144;EM 612;Electol MM 2;HyQual;Magnesiumdistearate;Magnesium octadecanoate;Magnesium stearic acid;Mg-St;NP 1500;NS-M;NS-M (salt);Nissan Electol MM 2;Petrac MG 20NF;Pharma;SM 1000;SM-P;Synpro 90;Synpro Magnesium Stearate 90;Magnesium stearate;
- EINECS: 209-150-3
- Density: 1.028 g/cm3
- Melting Point: 200 °C(lit.)
- Boiling Point: 359.4 °C at 760 mmHg
- Flash Point: 162.4 °C
- Solubility: Insoluble in water
- Appearance: White powder
- Risk Codes: 36/37/38
- Safety Description: 26-37/39
How Does It Work:
Magnesium stearate is an additive commonly used in medication capsules. It acts as a "flow agent" to prevent the capsule's ingredients from sticking to one another and to the capsule making machine. This process helps improve the consistency and quality of medication capsules.
In order to produce magnesium stearate, sodium stearate is reacted with magnesium salts or magnesium oxide is treated with stearic acid. Sodium stearate used for manufacturing magnesium stearate is often derived from vegetable-sourced stearic acid.
The safety of magnesium stearate has generally been recognized. You can experience laxative effects if you consume too much. Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining your bowel can occur. Your bowels contract, causing diarrhea or a bowel movement.