Plant Polysaccharides as Pharmaceutical Excipients

Plant Polysaccharides as Pharmaceutical Excipients

1st Edition - November 20, 2022

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  • Editors: Amit Nayak, Md Saquib Hasnain, Dilipkumar Pal
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907804
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907811

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Plant Polysaccharides as Pharmaceutical Excipients explores innovative techniques and applications of plant-derived polysaccharides as pharmaceutical excipients. Plant polysaccharides are sustainable, renewable and abundantly available, offering attractive properties in terms of water solubility, swelling ability, non-toxicity and biodegradability. These qualities have resulted in extensive exploration into their applications as excipients in a variety of pharmaceutical dosage forms. This book takes a comprehensive, application-oriented approach, drawing on the very latest research that includes sources, classification and extraction methods of plant polysaccharides. Subsequent chapters focus on plant polysaccharides for individual pharmaceutical applications, enabling the reader to understand their preparation for specific targeted uses. Throughout the book, information is supported by illustrations, chemical structures, flow charts and data tables, providing a clear understanding. Finally, future perspectives and challenges are reviewed and discussed.

Key Features

  • Explains sources, classifications, extraction methods and biocompatibility of plant polysaccharides
  • Guides the reader through properties and preparation methods of plant polysaccharides as pharmaceutical excipients
  • Covers a broad range of cutting-edge applications, with each chapter targeting a specific use


Researchers and advanced students in polymer science, pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, and materials chemistry. Scientists and R&D professionals with an interest in pharmaceutical formulations and regulations, and development of innovative plant-derived materials

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plant polysaccharides: Sources, classifications and extraction methods
    2. Biocompatibility of plant polysaccharides
    3. Properties of plant polysaccharides used as pharmaceutical excipients
    4. Plant polysaccharides in pharmaceutical tablets
    5. Plant polysaccharides as suspending agents in pharmaceutical suspensions
    6. Plant polysaccharides as emulsifiers in pharmaceutical emulsions
    7. Plant polysaccharides-based in multiple-units for oral drug delivery
    8. Plant polysaccharides in nanoparticles for drug delivery
    9. Plant polysaccharides in transdermal drug delivery
    10. Plant polysaccharides in buccal drug delivery
    11. Plant polysaccharides in nasal drug delivery
    12. Plant polysaccharides in ocular drug delivery
    13. Plant polysaccharides as useful excipients for the preparation of suppository
    14. Plant polysaccharides in colon-targeting drug delivery
    15. Plant polysaccharides in pharmaceutical gels
    16. Plant polysaccharides in pharmaceutical hydrogels
    17. Plant polysaccharides in formulation coating
    18. Plant polysaccharides for protein binding
    19. Plant polysaccharides for drug delivery in wound healing
    20. Plant polysaccharides for biomedical implants
    21. Plant polysaccharides for drug delivery in tissue repair
    22. Future perspectives and challenges of plant polysaccharides as pharmaceutical excipients

Product details

  • No. of pages: 646
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907804
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907811

About the Editors

Amit Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Md Saquib Hasnain

Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. Till date he has authored over 70 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 book chapters and 16 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. Overall, he has earned a highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (h-index: 32). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also a member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Jharkhand, India

Dilipkumar Pal

Dr. Dilipkumar Pal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India. He received his master and PhD degree from Jadavpur Universty, Kolkata, and performed post-doctoral research as Endeavour research fellow in University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include phytochemical pharmacological evaluation of indigenous plants and natural biopolymers. He has published 177 full research papers in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals, and contributed 115 abstracts in different national and international conferences. He has written one book and 68 book chapters and edited seven books published by reputed international publishers. Dr. Pal had received 13 national and international professional awards and has guided seven PhD and 39 master students for their dissertation thesis. He is the reviewer and Editorial Board member of 27 and 29 scientific journals, respectively. Dr Pal is the Editor-in-Chief of the research journal SPER Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

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