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Characterization of Tabletting Properties of Mango Gum

Mudit Dixit, Selvam P. R., Kulkarni P. K., Charyulu R. N.


The aim of the study is to elucidate the physical, thermal, sorption, and functional properties of a mango gum obtained from the stem of Mangifera indica were characterized viz. elemental analysis, Fourier transmittance infrared, particle size analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning colorimetry, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray powder diffraction. Mango gum had a glass transition temperature (Tg) and melting peak of 90 and 318.795°C, respectively. This material showed a 14.59% loss in weight at 200°C. The sample had peaks at approximately 21°, 29°, and 39° 2θ degrees of 2-theta (θ) in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern. Elemental analysis showed that mango gum contains 35.62, 6.12, 56.57, and 1.67% of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, respectively. The results obtained in this study establish the fundamental characteristics of mango gum. The in vitro drug release was found to be 95.07% at 30 min ketoprofen tablets with 2.5% w/w binder concentration showed optimum results than standard binder, thus conclusion was drawn that mango gum was found to be useful for the preparation of uncoated tablet dosage form.


Keywords: Mangifera indica, mango gum, tablet binder, excipients, ketoprofe

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