Preparation of Simple Syrup

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 ml of simple syrup as I.P.

Requirements: Sucrose, Distilled water, Beaker, Pipette, Glass rod, Measuring cylinder, etc. 

Theory: Syrups are the clear, homogenous, concentrated solutions of sugar dissolved in purified water. Syrups act as self-preservative as they exert high osmotic pressure due to the high concentration of sugar in them and they do not allow bacteria to grow. Simple syrup I.P.  concentrated is a saturated solution of sucrose in purified water, the concentration is 66.7% w/w.  Syrups are good demulcents and soothing agents and hence they are of special value in cough syrup. Flavored syrups are a convenient form of masking disagreeable tastes. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Sucrose66.7% w/w
Purified water100 ml

Preparation of Simple Syrup: 

  1. Take sucrose 66.7% w/w and dissolve it in distilled water. 
  2. Heat it till sucrose gets dissolved. 
  3. Make up the volume up to 100 ml. 

Category: Vehicle and sweetening agent. 

Storage: Store in a well-closed container and keep in a cool place. 


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