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

posted on 20.06.2018, 12:55 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.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Alice Lay Hong

Additional supervisor 1

Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Additional supervisor 2

Saravanan Muniandy

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Pharmacy (Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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