Tibey Mary Koshy1, D V Gowda*1, Sweety Tom1, Godugu Karunakar1, Atul Srivastava1 and Afrasim Moin2
1.Dept. of Pharmaceutics, JSS University, JSS College of Pharmacy, SS Nagara, Mysore -570015, Karnataka, India
2.Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Hail University, Hail-81442, Saudi Arabia
Polymer grafting open a new window to pharmaceutical formulation. This article review about the different natural polymer and their application in pharmaceutical industry. Techniques such as grafting, crosslinking, blending and composite formation techniques are accustomed to modify the polymer. Recently, polymer grafting method received a wide attention than the other methods employed in the modification of the polymer. Polymer grafting can be achieved by covalent bonding of monomer to the polymer. In this review, techniques such as chemical grafting, radiation grafting etc. are also discussed.
Keywords: Natural, polymer, grafting, techniques, modification.