Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications: Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications

Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, 1st Edition

Edited by Amit Kumar Nayak, Md Saquib Hasnain, Dilipkumar Pal

Apple Academic Press

204 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of 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


About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Pharmacy
SCIENCE / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers