10. Natural Polymers—A Boon for Drug Delivery

  1. Vikas Mittal
  1. Rajesh. N1,
  2. Uma. N2 and
  3. Valluru Ravi3

Published Online: 16 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118217689.ch10

Renewable Polymers: Synthesis, Processing, and Technology

Renewable Polymers: Synthesis, Processing, and Technology

How to Cite

N, Rajesh., N, Uma. and Ravi, V. (2011) Natural Polymers—A Boon for Drug Delivery, in Renewable Polymers: Synthesis, Processing, and Technology (ed V. Mittal), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118217689.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Chemical Engineering Department, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biochemistry, Holdsworth Memorial Hospital & College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

  2. 2

    Department of Biochemistry, BGS International foundation for health science, Mysore, Karnataka, India

  3. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470938775

Online ISBN: 9781118217689

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Keywords:

  • natural gums;
  • polysaccharides;
  • pharmaceutical dosage;
  • drug delivery systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Introduction

  • Acacia

  • Agar

  • Alginate

  • Carrageenan

  • Cellulose

  • Chitosan

  • Dextran

  • Dextrin

  • Gellan Gum

  • Guar Gum

  • Inulin

  • Karaya Gum

  • Konjac Glucomannan

  • Locust Bean Gum

  • Locust Bean Gum

  • Pectin

  • Psyllium Husk

  • Scleroglucan

  • Starch

  • Xanthan Gum