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Title: Natural polymers and their applications
Authors: Shanmugam, S
Manavalan, R
Venkappayya, D
Sundaramoorthy, K
Mounnissamy, V M
Hemalatha, S
Ayyappan, T
Keywords: Natural polymers;Pharmacy;Xanthan gum;Chitosan;Ispaghula;Sterculia gum;Gelatin;Acacia;Agar;Carrageenan
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: C08B 37/00, C09J 105/00
Abstract: The products from natural sources have become an integral part of human health care system because of some side effects and toxicity of synthetic drugs. Applications of natural polymers in pharmacy are comparable to the synthetic polymers and they possess wide scope in food and cosmetic industries. The present paper gives a state-of-the-art of available information on naturally available polymers and their versatile uses.
Page(s): 478-481
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(6) [November-December 2005]

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