Where Formulations Begins™

Capmul products are mono- and diglyceride emulsifiers prepared by glycerolysis of particular fats, oils and fractionated vegetable oil fatty acids.  They also can be prepared by esterification of glycerin or propylene glycol with selected vegetable oil fatty acids.

Capmul is used as a carrier in lipid-based drug delivery systems for liquid or semi-solid formulations.

Functionalities Include:

  • Bioavailability enhancer
  • Solubilizer
  • Emulsifier/co-emulsifier
  • Plasticizer
  • Carrier (vehicle)
  • Employment through SEDDS - self emulsifying drug delivery systems

Dosage Forms Include:

  • Oral
  • Topical 
  • Transdermal
  • Parenteral
  • Ophthalmic


This fine powdered glyceryl dibehenate offers a wide range of functionalities and applications for use in pharmaceutical formulations.



Specific Use of Capmul for Drug Delivery Formulations:

  • Efficient in the solubilization or dispersion of active substances and polar lipids
  • Is an emulsifier or co-emulusifier of choice in the preparation of stable, self-emulsifying lipid-based microemulsions
  • Can be used as a plasticizer in aqueous and solvent based polymeric coatings
  • Effective in self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS) when incorporated as a low HLB water-in-oil (w/o) emulsifier or co-emulsifier
Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number Resources
Capmul 808G EP/NF Glyceryl Monocaprylate 26402-26-6 Technical Datasheet
Capmul GDB EP/NF Glyceryl Dibehenate 94201-62-4 Technical Datasheet
Capmul GML-90 NF Glyceryl Monolaurate  142-18-7 Technical Datasheet
Capmul GMO-50 EP/NF Glyceryl Monooleate 25496-72-4 Technical Datasheet
Capmul MCM C8 EP/NF Glyceryl Monocaprylate 26402-26-6 Technical Datasheet
Capmul MCM EP/NF  Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate  91744-32-0, or
26402-22-2, and
Technical Datasheet
Capmul INJ MCM EP/NF Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate 91744-32-0, or 26402-22-2 and 26402-26-6 Technical Datasheet
CAPMUL INJ MCM EP Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate  91744-32-0, or 26402-22-2, and 26402-26-6 Technical Datasheet
Capmul PG-2L EP/NF Propylene Glycol Dilaurate 22788-19-8 Technical Datasheet
Capmul PG-8 NF Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 68332-79-6, or 31565-12-5 Technical Datasheet
Capmul PG-8-70 NF Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate, NF Type 1 68332-79-6 Technical Datasheet
Capmul PG-12 EP/NF Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7 Technical Datasheet




Product Name Chemical Name CAS# Resources

Capmul 471

Glyceryl caprylate/caprate 91744-32-0 Technical Datasheet

Capmul GMO-50

Glyceryl Monooleate 25496-72-4 Technical Datasheet

Capmul GMS-50K

Glyceryl Monostearate 31566-31-1 Technical Datasheet
Capmul MB  Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate  91744-32-0, or
26402-22-2, and
Technical Datasheet


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