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Pharmaceutical Excipients

This key resource provides you with a comprehensive guide to the uses, properties and safety of pharmaceutical excipients. Including more than 380 fully-referenced monographs, it has been recognised as one of the most authoritative sources of information on excipients used in pharmaceutical formulation.

How Pharmaceutical Excipients will help you

  • Guides you through the uses, safety, chemical and physical properties of more than 380 fully referenced excipient monographs
  • Keeps you up to date – includes detailed information about new excipients, as well as those in use for many years
  • Easy access to information on the physical properties of individual excipients, along with comparative data on different grades from the same or different suppliers – helping you compare and contrast


The content is updated twice a year. This includes the addition of new monographs, scheduled in-depth revision on an excipient-by-excipient basis, and updates in reaction to new information as it arrives.

Who should use this resource?

  • Professionals involved with the development, production, control and regulation of pharmaceutical preparations
  • Anyone with an interest in the formulation or production of confectionery, cosmetics and food products

Key coverage includes:

  • Valuable information on the uses and chemical and physical properties of excipients, including pharmacopeias, patents, primary and secondary literature, websites and manufacturers' data
  • Chemical structures and SEMs of many excipients
  • Appendices of E numbers, EINECs and PubChem ID numbers and molecular weights
  • Essential data on the physical properties of excipients, such as:
    • boiling point and compression characteristics
    • hygroscopicity
    • flowability
    • melting point
    • moisture content
    • moisture-absorption isotherms
    • particle size distribution
    • rheology
    • specific surface area
    • solubility
  • Extensively linked monographs, contents list, and appendices
  • Extensive data on the applications, licensing and safety of excipients
  • Comprehensive cross-referencing and indexing, including many additional excipients as related substances
  • Fully searchable international supplier's directory, and detailed information on trade names and specific grades or types of excipients commercially available

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