1st Edition

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, 3-volume set Volume 1: Plant-Derived Polymers, Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, and Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

    748 Pages 34 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Polymers of natural origins have been explored for their variety of uses and applications in pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic aids, and materials science. In nature, a huge quantity of natural polymers is obtained from different sources such as plants, animals, and also from marine environments. These are abundantly present in nature and are considered excellent excipients because of their nontoxic, stable, and biodegradable properties.

    Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications (3-volume set) discusses the research innovations that have been made on applications of natural polymers in drug delivery and biomedicines. Volume 1 focuses on plant-derived polymers, while volume 2 covers marine- and microbiologically derived polymers. Volume 3 looks at polymers derived from animal sources.

    These three volumes provide a thorough exploration into natural polymers chemistry, including collection, chemical modifications, characterizations, and applications of natural polymers for drug delivery and other pharmaceutical applications.

    Volume 1: Plant-Derived Polymers

    1. Pharmaceutical Applications of Tamarind Gum

    Amit Kumar Nayak et al.

    2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gum Arabic

    Jian Guan and Shirui Mao

    3. Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Applications of Natural Carbohydrate Polymer Gum Tragacanth

    Madhusmita Dhupal et al.

    4. Application Potential of Pectin in Drug Delivery

    Pritish Kumar Panda et al.

    5. Guar Gum and Its Derivatives: Pharmaceutical Applications

    D. Sathya Seeli and M. Prabaharan

    6. Pharmaceutical Applications of Locust Bean Gum

    Md Saquib Hasnain et al.

    7. Pharmaceutical Applications of Sterculia Gum

    Md. Nurus Sakib et al.

    8. Pharmaceutical Applications of Okra Gum

    Shanta Biswas et al.

    9. Pharmaceutical Applications of Fenugreek Seed Gum

    Dilipkumar Pal et al.

    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


    Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

    1. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan): Pharmaceutical Applications

    Amit Kumar Nayak et al.

    2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Albumin

    Suvadra Das and Partha Roy

    3. Pharmaceutical Applications of Collagen

    K. Sangeetha et al.

    4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gelatin

    Gautam Singhvi et al.

    5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Chondroitin

    Dilipkumar Pal et al.

    6. Biodegradability and Biocompatibility of Natural Polymers

    Abul K. Mallik et al.


    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* This three-volume reference presents the recent advances in pharmaceutical applications of natural polymers derived from plant, marine, microbial, and animal sources. The beginning of each volume includes a list of abbreviations used in it. Each chapter begins with an abstract that provides an overview of its contents.

    *Purpose* The objective is to provide an update on recent research on the application of natural polymers in pharmaceutical preparations. Polymers have become an integral part of pharmaceutical preparations. Up-to-date information on pharmaceutical applications of polymer is, therefore, helpful to the scientists who deal with pharmaceutical formulation.

    *Audience* The authors have not identified the target audience, but whoever needs pertinent information on this topic will find this reference useful. In that context, this book is expected to be useful to formulation scientists. The contributing authors are from different universities in Southeast Asia.

    *Features* Each volume presents updates on recent research related to the pharmaceutical applications of natural polymers derived from different sources. The first volume focuses on the plant-based natural polymers; the second volume on natural polymers derived from marine and microbial sources; and the third volume on polymers obtained from animals. [...]

    *Assessment* This reference presents the recent research done on pharmaceutical applications of natural polymers. There are a couple of similar books on the market, but this is handy as it is divided into three volumes based on the source of the polymer.

    - Rahmat M. Talukder, PhD, RPh, The University of Texas at Tyler