Inderbir Singh*, Priya Rani and Pradeep Kumar Pages 1573 - 1582 ( 10 )
Background: Microwave assisted modification of polymers has become an established technique for modifying the functionality of polymers. Microwave irradiation reduces reaction time as well as the use of toxic solvents with enhanced sensitivity and yields of quality products.
Objective: In this review article instrumentation and basic principles of microwave activation have been discussed. Microwave assisted grafting of natural gums, characterization of grafted polymers and their toxicological parameters have also been listed. Pharmaceutical applications viz. drug release retardant, mucoahesion and tablet superdisintegrant potential of microwave assisted gums has also been discussed.
Conclusion: An overview of microwave assisted extraction of plant based natural materials has also been presented.
Ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN), n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP), microwave (MW), microwave assisted extraction (MAE), polyacrylamide (PAM).
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura-140401, Patiala, Punjab, Department of Pharmaceutics, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura-140401, Patiala, Punjab, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193