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Official Solvents, Featured Excipient:

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2000 - Compounding for Diabetes Patients
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Page(s):  139-142

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Abstract:  The proper selection of a solvent depends upon the physicochemical characteristics of the solute and the solvent, as well as the purpose of the solution in the formula. The author discusses theory and the official solvents: acetone; alcohol; alcohol, diluted; amylene hydrate; benzyl benzoate; butyl alcohol; corn oil; cottonseed oil; diethylene glycol monoethyl ether; ethyl acetate; glycerin; hexylene glycol; isopropyl alcohol; methyl alcohol; methylene chloride; methyl isobutyl ketone; mineral oil; peanut oil; polyethylene glycol; propylene glycol; sesame oil; and waters (purified water, sterile purified water, water for injection, sterile water for injection, bacteriostatic water for injection, sterile water for irrigation and sterile water for inhalation). A table provides a listing of physicochemical characteristics of the official solvents.

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