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Maize Starch – Equivalent USP/BP/EP

Applications of Maize Starch – Equivalent USP/BP/EP





Maize Starch Powder – USP/BP/EP Specifications
S.No CHARACTERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
1. Identification - A Prepare a smooth mixture of 1 g of it with 2 ml of cold water, stir it into 15 ml of boiling water, boil gently for 2 minutes, and cool: the product is a translucent, whitish jelly.
2. Identification – B Iodine water slurry of it is colored reddish violet to deep blue by TS.
3. pH of 20% solution 4.5 – 7.0
4. Loss on drying, max 8.00
5. Residue on ignition%, NMT 0.5
6. Iron%, max 0.002
7. Oxidizing substances %, max 0.002
8. Sulfur dioxide , % , max 0.008
9. Organic volatile impurities Absent
10. Microbial limit tests
Total bacterial count NMT 1000 CFU/ Gm
Total fungal count NMT 100 CFU/ Gm
Escherichia Coli Absent
Salmonellae species Absent
Pseudomonas Absent
Staphylococcus Absent