Nulose is a pharmaceutical excipient with multi-functional properties and can be used mainly as a thickener, dispersant, emulsifier, suspending, and film-forming agent. It is primarily used as a coating polymer, controlled release agent, and binder in pharmaceutical tablets. It is used in pharmaceutical suspensions such as ophthalmic preparations. It can also improve the rheological properties in food and cosmetics products. Also, it is the main ingredient in the manufacturing process of vegetable capsules.
Preparation of Nulose Solution
Nulose is soluble in water, alcohol, or organic solvent mixtures (such as dichloromethane / alcohol). The appropriate liquid should be stirred in the mixing kettle, and then Nulose should be added ensuring the particles are well-dispersed and do not clump. Proper dispersion of Nulose is necessary to provide the fastest dissolution. The well dispersed particles will dissolve in cold water in 30 – 60 minutes.
Application: Ointments, Gels and Creams
Higher viscosity grades of Nulose are used as a thickening agent in ointments, gels, and creams. Nulose can be used in gel drug formulations to prevent water separation.