Cells and Materials


This paper deals with the study of the significance of the morphological characteristics of some maltodextrin derivatives in the preparation of tablet dosage forms. Six maltodextrin derivatives, M-040, 100, 150, 180, 500, and 700, with varying dextrose equivalent (DE) values and varying degrees of agglomeration were studied for their suitability in the preparation of the tablets based on the morphological characteristics observed by scanning electron microscopy. A comparison of micromeritic properties, moisture absorption, and morphological characteristics of various maltodextrin derivatives is reported.