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VitiPure HCO 40

Polyoxyl 40 castor oil

Edition Date :
March 29, 2022
VitiPure HCO 40 is versatile non-ionic solubilizer and emulsifier enhancing the solubility and bioavailability of hydrophobic APIs and fat-soluble vitamins. VitiPure HCO 40 is obtained by reacting 40 moles of ethylene oxide with 1 mole of hydrogenated castor oil. At the room temperature it appears as white to yellowish paste. VitiPure HCO 40 is suitable for SEDDS and SMEDDS. It is typically used into formulations such as Topicals (Cream, Hot processing), Solid orals (Hot melt extrusion, Spray drying, Hard shell capsules, Soft shell capsules, Tablets, Instant & modified release), Liquid preparations (Solution).


  • Ideal solubilizer for hydrophobic APIs and vitamins
  • Well established safety and toxicology via several marketed drugs worldwide
  • Suitable for SEDDS and SMEDDS formulations
  • Zero taste and odour: perfect for oral applications
Chemical Name
  • Polyoxyl 40 castor oil
Product Function
  • Plasticizers
  • Solublizers
  • Surfactant
  • Emulsifier


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VitiPure HCO 40 is a nonionic solubilizer and emulsifying agent used in various solid, liquid and semi-solid formulations

Generic name

Polyoxyl 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (USP), Macrogolglycerol Hydroxystearate (Ph. Eur.)


IPEC GMP Pharma Grade 

Country of Origin


Manufacturer address

Clariant Ibérica Producción S.A., Autovía Tarragona-Salou, Km. 3,8, 43110 La Canonja Tarragona, Spain

Packaging size (Article Nr.)

100kg steel drum (Article Nr. 32183231363, 32183231365) and 25kg steel drum (Article Nr. 32183231207); Sample size 0.5kg

Retest period

24 months