Sodium Stearyl Fumarate


  • Sodium Stearyl Fumarate is a white, odourless, and tasteless powder that belongs to the group of fumaric acid esters. It’s derived from fumaric acid and stearic acid. This compound is often used as a pharmaceutical excipient due to its unique properties.


Sodium Stearyl Fumarate serves primarily as a disintegrant in pharmaceutical formulations, particularly in tablet and capsule production. Its application includes:

  • Pharmaceuticals: Used to promote the rapid disintegration of tablets and capsules in the digestive system. It works by absorbing moisture from the surroundings, causing the dosage form to swell and break apart, which facilitates the release and absorption of the active pharmaceutical ingredients