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Surface Area of Magnesium Stearate Using the Volumetric Method

Relevant for: Dietary supplements, pharmaceutical researchers and manufacturers, excipients, formulation tablets and capsules.

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Surface Area of Magnesium Stearate Using the Volumetric Method

Magnesium stearate, a waxy, lamellar (platy) solid, is a widely used excipient in pharmaceutical technology. Primarily, magnesium stearate is added to a formulation in order to modify compaction behavior and reduce ejection forces from tablet dies and is available in a range of grades having similar or different surface area.

The NOVAtouch is ideal for specific surface area measurements according to USP 846 Method II (volumetric method) and the well-known BET [1] calculation described therein.

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