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Synthesis and Characterization of Cowry and Crab Shells Based Chitosan for Drug Delivery

Akinwole, Ifeoluwa Emmanuel and Alebiowu, G and Oyatogun, Grace Modupe and Abere, Dare Victor and Oluwasegun, K.M and Oyatogun, Oyeniran Amos and Abioye, Abiodun A. and Abioye, Oluwabunmi P. and Adenigba, A.E and Ayodele, T.J (2018) Synthesis and Characterization of Cowry and Crab Shells Based Chitosan for Drug Delivery. Bioceramics Development and Applications, 8 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2090-5025

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This work aims to synthesize chitosan from locally available cowry and crab shells for Pharmaceutical application in drug delivery. Chitosan was synthesized from both shells using standard deacetylation technique. The synthesized chitosan, piroxicam and lactose were employed in preparing the drug loaded tablets by direct compression technique and subjected to characterization with the aid of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Spectroscopy (SEM) and optical microscopy. Finally, the drug release rate was investigated with in vitro drug dissolution test. The results of FTIR spectra confirmed that the biopolymer extract was chitosan and it also shows that there was no interaction between chitosan and the piroxicam. The morphological properties of the samples were found to be suitable for drug delivery. The applied load and composition of tablets influenced the drug release rates

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Piroxicam; Cowry shell; Drug delivery; Crab shell; Chitosan
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 12:01

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