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ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MUCILAGE FROM DURIAN AND RAMBUTAN SEEDS Mahendran Sekar * , Tuan Aimi Nabihah, Siti Nur Zalira, Nurul Syifa’a, Meru Pratistha Subramania m, Wan Putri Imana, Mohd Syafiq Abdullah

Journal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 523-528

Keywords : Durian; Rambutan; Mucilage; Physicochemical properties;

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Plant mucilages are found as common ingredients in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food a nd non - food industries due to their low cost compared to the synthetic polymers. The synthetic polymer such as excipients suffer from many disadvantages such as high cost, toxicity, non - biodegradability and environmental pollution caused during their synth esis. In the present study mucilage was isolated from the seeds of Durian and Rambutan fruits and characterized by physicochemical properties. This includes organoleptic evaluation, solubility, pH, angle of repose, bulk density and tapped density. Taking a ll the above parameters into consideration, the study has revealed that the mucilage obtained from Durian and Rambutan seeds were good candidates to use as a tablet binder and also for further studies. KEYWORDS: Durian, Rambutan, Mucilage, Physicochemical properties

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