STUDIES ON A HYDROPHILIC CELLULOSE MATRIX DERIVED FROM IPOMOEA BATATAS TUBERS I: PROCESSING AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Kenneth Chinedu Ugoeze, Nkemakolam Nwachukwu *, Favour Chiamaka Anumaka, Goodness Nwovuhoma Ezioka
Hydrophilic cellulose matrix, Ipomoea batatas, tuber, drug delivery.
This work was designed to develop a hydrophilic cellulose matrix from the fibre contained in the tubers of Ipomoea batatas and to evaluate its excipient functionality. Starch was filtered from the slurry of milled tubers to obtain the fibre which was dried at 60 o C and...