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Title Natural polymers for pharmaceutical applications. Volume 2, Marine- and microbiologically derived polymers / edited by Amit Kumar Nayak, Md Saquib Hasnain, Dilipkumar Pal
Published Oakville, ON, Canada ; Palm Bay, Florida : Apple Academic Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages)
Contents Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers 1. Marine-Derived Polysaccharides: Pharmaceutical Applications Dilipkumar Pal et al. 2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Alginates Amit Kumar Nayak et al. 3. Pharmaceutical Applications of Agar-Agar Md. Shahruzzaman et al. 4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gellan Gum Shakti Nagpal et al. 5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Carrageenan A Papagiannopoulos and S. Pispas 6. Pharmaceutical Application of Chitosan Derivatives Fiona Concy Rodrigues, Krizma Singh, and Goutam Thakur 7. Pharmaceutical Applications of Xanthan Gum Subham Banerjee and Santanu Kaity
Summary Many polymers derived from various marine sources and microorganisms possess some important biological properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and bioadhesivity that make them attractive as pharmaceutical excipients in various pharmaceutical dosage forms. Moreover, these polymers can be modified physically and/or chemically to improve their biomaterial properties. In this volume, Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, looks at how these polymers have been explored and exploited for pharmaceutical uses, such as in tablets, microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, gels, emulsions, suspensions, etc. Some commonly used marine- and microbiologically derived polymers used as pharmaceutical excipients include alginates, agar-agar, gellan gum, carrageenan; chitosan, xanthan gum, and others. The book focuses on important recent advances from experts around the world on marine-derived polysaccharides and pharmaceutical applications of alginates, agar-agar, gellan gum, carrageenan, chitosan derivatives, xanthan gum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Amit Kumar Nayak, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor at the Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. Md Saquib Hasnain, PhD, is a member of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain; International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland; and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland. Dilipkumar Pal, PhD, MPharm, Chartered Chemist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, C.G., India
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 20, 2019)
Subject Biopolymers
Pharmaceutical technology
Polymers in medicine
Pharmaceutical technology.
Polymers in medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Hasnain, Md Saquib, 1984- editor
Nayak, Amit Kumar, 1979- editor
Pal, Dilipkumar, 1971- editor
ISBN 042932829X
Other Titles Marine- and microbiologically derived polymers