Dextrose Monohydrate

EP, USP + LEC + Microbiological requirements

CAS #:


Molecular Formula:

C6H12O6 . H2O



Molecular Weight:

198.17 g/mol


Dextrose Monohydrate is the monohydrate form of D-glucose, a natural monosaccharide and carbohydrate. Dextrose serves to replenish lost nutrients and electrolytes. The agent provides metabolic energy and is the primary ingredient in oral rehydration salts (ORS) and is used in intravenous (IV) fluids to provide nutrients to patients under intensive care who are unable to receive them by the oral route. Solutions containing dextrose restore blood glucose levels, provide calories, may aid in minimizing liver glycogen depletion and exerts a protein-sparing action. Dextrose also plays a role in the production of proteins and in lipid metabolism.

Dextrose monohydrate is generally used in food industry, pharmaceutical companies and cattle and poultry feed industry. This is basically a type of sugar that is produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of starch and comes in free-flowing white.

Characters Unit Specification
Identity A (EP,BP) requirements
Identity E (EP,BP) requirements
Identity A (USP) requirements
Identity C(USP) requirements
Identity B (EP,BP,USP) requirements
Appearance of solution (EP,BP,USP) Correlates to test
Dextrin (EP,BP,USP) Correlates to test
Assay (EP,BP,USP) % 97,50-102,00
Water (EP,BP,USP) % <=9,50
Conductivity (EP,BP,USP) µS/cm <=20,0
Soluble starch, sulfite (EP,BP,USP) % <=0,0015
Maltose and Isomaltose % <=0,4000
Maltotriose % <=0,2000
Fructose % <=0,1500
Impurity (unspecified) % <=0,100
Impurities (Total) % <=0,500
Bacterial endotoxine IU/g <=5,000
TAMC 30oC (Total aerobic microbial count) cfu/g <=50
TYMC cfu/g <=10
Escherichia coli cfu/g
Staphylococcus aureus cfu/g
Pseudomonas aeruginosa cfu/g
Salmonella Complies

Shelf Life/Retest Date: Dextrose Monohydrate CAS No -5996-10-1 raw material can be kept for at least 2 years if stored in a cool and dry place.

Storage/Shipping Conditions:

  • Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place.
  • Storage temperature recommended: < 25°C

Pack Sizes: 0.5 Kg and 5 Kg

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