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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2010

Pages :   672-675

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Carbopol Polymers: A Versatile Polymer for Pharmaceutical Applications



Address:   Prabhakar Panzade* and Prashant K. Puranik
Government College of Pharmacy, Vedant Road, Osmanpura, Aurangabad-431005
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
In the recent decades, there has been considerable interest in using Carbopol as an excipient in a diverse range of pharmaceutical applications. Carbopol polymers are polymers of acrylic acid cross-linked with polyalkenyl ethers or divinyl glycol. The Carbopol polymer family is based on cross linked acrylic acid chemistry. The products are cross linked at different levels providing a portfolio of functionally diverse performance options. Carbopol polymers are efficient and effective rheology modifiers. They provide excellent thickening, suspension and stabilization benefits.
KEYWORDS:
Carbopol, rheology modifier.
Cite:
Prabhakar Panzade, Prashant K Puranik. Carbopol Polymers: A Versatile Polymer for Pharmaceutical Applications. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.3 (3): July-Sept. 2010; Page 672-675.
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