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Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine

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PROPERTIES OF FILMS OBTAINED FROM THE POLYSACCHARIDE DERIVED FROM DETARIUM MICROCARPIUM GUM

Amarauche Chukwu, O Okorie, SI Ofoefule

Abstract


The films obtained from Detarium microcarpium gum were compared in some aspects with gelatin films of equal thickness. Detarium film compared favourably with gelatin as a film former. Unplasticised and plasticised Detarium film absorbed less water than gelatin film, an advantage that could be of immense importance in the formulation of moisture sensitive drug.

Key Words: Propeties, films, Detarium microcarpium gum

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.1 1997: 34-38



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njnpm.v1i1.11798
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