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Maltodextrin structure
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Maltodextrin Properties

Melting point:
240 °C (dec.)(lit.)
storage temp. 
room temp
H2O: 0.1 g/mL hot, complete, yellow to very deep yellow
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Maltodextrin (9050-36-6)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Safety Statements  24/25
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  HH9450000
HS Code  35051000

Maltodextrin price More Price(8)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 31410 Dextrin from maize starch dextrose equivalent 8.0-15.0 9050-36-6 100g $48.2 2019-12-02 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 31410 Dextrin from maize starch dextrose equivalent 8.0-15.0 9050-36-6 500g $108 2019-12-02 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 419672 Maltodextrin dextrose equivalent 4.0-7.0 9050-36-6 500g $108 2019-12-02 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 419699 Maltodextrin dextrose equivalent 16.5-19.5 9050-36-6 500g $108 2019-12-02 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 419680 Maltodextrin dextrose equivalent 13.0-17.0 9050-36-6 500g $108 2019-12-02 Buy

Maltodextrin Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Maltodextins are purified, concentrated, nonsweet, nutritive carbohydrates made by hydrolyzing com starch. It occurs as a white, slightly hygroscopic powder, as granules of similar description, or as a clear to hazy solution in water. Powders or granules are freely soluble or readily dispersible in water. A solution of maltodextrin is characterized by a bland flavor, smooth mouthfeel, and short texture, and can partially or totally replace fat in a variety of formulations. Maltodextrins can also be used to replace fats in extruded high fiber cereals and snacks. Theyare currently used commercially for fat replacement in salad dressings, dips, margarine, and frozen desserts. As fat replacers, maltodextrins furnish only four calories per gram, while fats furnish nine calories per gram.

Chemical Properties

White powder or solution from partial hydrolysis of wheat or corn starch.

Chemical Properties

Maltodextrin occurs as a nonsweet, odorless, white powder or granules. The solubility, hygroscopicity, sweetness, and compressibility of maltodextrin increase as the DE increases. The USP32– NF27 states that it may be physically modified to improve its physical and functional characteristics.


Short-chain saccharide polymers obtained from the partial acid or enzymatic hydrolysis of starch, in the same manner as corn syrup except the conversion process is stopped at an earlier stage. It consists of D-glucose units linked principally by alpha-1,4 bonds, has a dextrose equivalent of less than 20 and basically is not sweet and is not fermentable. It has fair solubility. It functions as a bodying agent, bulking agent, texturizer, carrier, and crystallization inhibitor. It is used in crackers, puddings, candies, and sugar-free ice cream.


Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide that is derived from starch. Maltodextrin is commonly used as a food additive and in the production of candies and sodas.


maltodextrin is a polysaccharide obtained most often from corn, potato, or rice starch. It is considered to be absorbent, and skin conditioning. It can also be employed as an emulsion stabilizer and/or a film former. Maltodextrin is incorporated into a variety of cosmetic preparations, including face powders, makeup, creams, lotions, gels, and soaps.

Production Methods

Maltodextrin is prepared by heating and treating starch with acid and/or enzymes in the presence of water. This process partially hydrolyzes the starch, to produce a solution of glucose polymers of varying chain length. This solution is then filtered, concentrated, and dried to obtain maltodextrin.

Pharmaceutical Applications

Maltodextrin is used in tablet formulations as a binder and diluent in both direct-compression and wet-granulation or agglomeration processes. Maltodextrin appears to have no adverse effect on the rate of dissolution of tablet and capsule formulations; magnesium stearate 0.5–1.0% may be used as a lubricant. It has been used as a carrier in a spray-dried redispersible oil-in-water emulsion to improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs.Maltodextrin may also be used as a tablet film former in aqueous film-coating processes. Maltodextrin grades with a high DE value are particularly useful in chewable tablet formulations.
Maltodextrin may also be used in pharmaceutical formulations to increase the viscosity of solutions and to prevent the crystallization of syrups. Therapeutically, maltodextrin is often used as a carbohydrate source in oral nutritional supplements because solutions with a lower osmolarity than isocaloric dextrose solutions can be prepared. At body osmolarity, maltodextrin solutions provide a higher caloric density than sugars.
Maltodextrin is also widely used in confectionery and food products, as well as personal care applications.

Safety Profile

When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.


Maltodextrin is a readily digestible carbohydrate with a nutritional value of approximately 17 kJ/g (4 kcal/g). In the USA, it is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a direct human food ingredient at levels consistent with current good manufacturing practices. As an excipient, maltodextrin is generally regarded as a nonirritant and nontoxic material.


Maltodextrin is stable for at least 1 year when stored at a cool temperature (<30°C) and less than 50% relative humidity. Maltodextrin solutions may require the addition of an antimicrobial preservative.
Maltodextrin should be stored in a well-closed container in a cool, dry place.


Under certain pH and temperature conditions maltodextrin may undergo Maillard reactions with amino acids to produce yellowing or browning. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Regulatory Status

GRAS listed. Included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Database (oral tablets and granules). Included in nonparenteral medicines licensed in the UK. Included in the Canadian List of Acceptable Non-medicinal Ingredients.

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Maltodextrin Suppliers

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Henan DaKen Chemical CO.,LTD.
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View Lastest Price from Maltodextrin manufacturers

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2020-01-08 Maltodextrin
US $1.00 / ASSAYS 1ASSAYS 85.0-99.8% 20tons Career Henan Chemical Co

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