Kolliphor® P 338 is used primarily as thickening agent and gel former, but also as co-emulsifier and consistency enhancer in creams and liquid emulsions, i.e. intravenous fat emulsions. Owing to its ability to affect viscosity, Kolliphor® P 338 is also suitable as stabilizer for topically administered suspensions. As solubilizing agent maintains the clarity of elixirs and syrups. Moreover, it is also used as a wetting agent in eye drops, ointments, suppository bases, gels, and as tablet binder and coating. As plasticizer in solid dispersions Kolliphor® P 338 is suitable for use in melt granulation, spray drying and hot melt extrusion processes.
|Description:||Kolliphor® P grades are white coarse-grained powders with a waxy consistency. They contain an appropriate quantity of the antioxidant BHT. It is freely soluble in water (opalescent solutions) and ethanol; insoluble in diethyl ether, paraffin and fatty oils.|
|Former tradename:||Lutrol® F 108|
|Chemical Name:||Methyl Oxirane polymer with Oxirane|
|Compendial Name:||Ph. Eur., USP-NF: Poloxamer 338|