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Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Isolation of Cordia rothii Roxb Mucilage and Its Comparative Evaluation as a Binding Agent with Standard Binder

Address:   Vidyasagar G.1, Jadhav A.G.2, Narkhede S.P.2 and Narkhede S.B3*
1Veerayatan Institute of Pharmacy, Kutch-370 460, Gujarat, India.
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Smt. B.N.B. Swaminarayan Pharmacy College, Salvav, Vapi, Pin: 396191, Gujarat, India.
3Department of Pharmacy, Jodhpur National University, Narnadi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Cordia rothii Roxb. found wild in the forest region, drupe usually single seeded containing mucilage. To isolate mucilage pulp is removed and the seed were macerated with water then filter. Acetone precipitation method is used to isolate mucilage from filtrate and dried in vacuum dryer at 40oC. The physicochemical characteristic of mucilage has performed such as swelling index, solubility, loss on drying. This study was carried out to compare the binding effects of isolated mucilage with starch. Granule properties such as angle of repose, moisture content, bulk and tapped densities and tablet properties which included weight uniformity, friability, disintegration times, and dissolution rates using standard methods. Mucilage of varying concentrations of 8, 10 and 12%w/w were used to produce aceclofenac granules by wet granulation method and compressed into tablets at arbitrary pressure load unit of 6 tons. An increase in binder concentration led to decrease in friability and increase in disintegration time of the tablets. The results indicate that mucilage obtained from Cordia rothii fruit possesses comparable binding properties.
Cordia rothii, Binder, Aceclofenac, Mucilage
Vidyasagar G., Jadhav A.G., Narkhede S.P., Narkhede S.B. Isolation of Cordia rothii Roxb Mucilage and Its Comparative Evaluation as a Binding Agent with Standard Binder. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(6): 472-475.
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