Encapsulation of clomacran phosphate [2-chloro-9[3-(dimethylamino) propyl]acridan phosphate] I. Effect of flowability of powder blends, lot-to-lot variability, and concentration of active ingredient on weight variation of capsules filled on an automatic capsule-filling machine.

  title={Encapsulation of clomacran phosphate [2-chloro-9[3-(dimethylamino) propyl]acridan phosphate] I. Effect of flowability of powder blends, lot-to-lot variability, and concentration of active ingredient on weight variation of capsules filled on an automatic capsule-filling machine.},
  author={George M. Irwin and G. J. Dodson and Louis J. Ravin},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  volume={59 4},
Abstract A correlation has been shown to exist between the flow properties of clomacran phosphate powder blends and capsule fill weight variation when an automatic capsule-filling machine is used.A correlation of 0.96 was obtained for the capsule mixes tested.Weight variation of the finished capsules is also affected by lot-to-lot variability and concentration of clomacran phosphate.Granulation of the active ingredient overcomes most of the problems normally encountered and provides finished… 
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