Semi-Synthetic Polymers from Metroxylon Sagu biomass as Pharmaceutical Excipient in Making Vegetarian Capsules and Enhancing Dissolution of Poorly Water Soluble Drug

2018-06-20T12:55:00Z (GMT) by THENAPAKIAM SATHASIVAM
As an approach to implement environmental friendly industries, the conversion of plant waste into useful products has been one of the most important innovations in the recent years. In Sarawak, Malaysia, sago waste has received considerable interest as a source of chemical feedstock due to their high abundance, renewability, biodegradation and low cost of production. In this study, sago palm waste is being used to produce carboxymethyl sago cellulose (CMSC) which could be useful in developing vegetarian capsules and to enhance dissolution of poorly water soluble drugs.