Volume 2


Physicochemical characterization of Acacia sieberiania gum

A R Oyi, A O Shittu, H S Mahmud

Acacia sieberiana gum obtained from Jigawa forestry, Dutse – Nigeria, was purified and investigated for its physicochemical properties such as particle size distribution, bulk and tapped densities, angle of repose, flow rate, Carr’s index, swelling capacity, apparent viscosity, pH effects on viscosity, hydration capacity, moisture content and chromatographic analysis. Using standard and official methods, studies revealed that the gum possessed adequate properties to make it fit for use as an excipient in the formulation of solid, liquid dosages and for modified release formulations.

Keywords: Polymeric Material, Physicochemical Properties, Excipients.