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Microwave-assisted Natural Gums for Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Progresses and Advances over Emerging Biopolymers and Technologies


Amir Matini and Seyed Morteza Naghib*   Pages 1 - 25 ( 25 )


Natural polymers play a crucial role in a wide range of industries, allowing for extensive conjugation with a variety of materials and components to produce a vast multitude of products. Biomaterials have been extensively studied due to their application potential in pharmaceutical formulation development, tissue engineering, and biomedical fields. Despite this, many natural gums in their natural state have limitations in terms of microbial contamination, susceptibility, solubility, and stability. To surmount these limitations, chemical or physical modifications are made to the polymer to tailor its properties to particular applications. These polymer modifications integrate traditional elements of materials science, physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, and engineering. Microwave irradiation has become an established method for accelerating and facilitating chemical modification reactions over the past several decades. This method allows for the efficient execution of synthesis protocols by providing precise temperature and voltage control. In addition, microwave irradiation contributes to sustainable and environmentally friendly chemistry principles. This article highlights the importance of microwave-assisted natural gum modification in the production of novel dosage forms.


Natural gum,microwave,drug delivery,synthesis,chemical modification,stimuli-responsive


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