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Table 2 Physicochemical property of natural mucoadhesive agent

From: Screening of polysaccharides from fruit pulp of Ziziphus mauritiana L. and Artocarpus heterophyllus L. as natural mucoadhesives

S. No Parametera ZM gum AH gum HPMC Carbopol 934
1 pH (1% w/v) 6.8 ± 0.023 6.6 ± 0.023 6.7 ± 0.023 6.2 ± 0.040
2 Viscosity (1% w/v) 1.156 ± 0.020 1.274 ± 0.033 1.133 ± 0.005 1.137 ± 0.004
3 Bulk density (g/ml) 0.623 ± 0.011 0.523 ± 0.009 0.462 ± 0.008 0.372 ± 0.004
4 Tapped density (g/ml) 0.720 ± 0.010 0.573 ± 0.11 0.791 ± 0.012 0.681 ± 0.018
5 Carr’s index (%) 11.98 ± 0.054 15.98 ± 0.073 12.81 ± 0.080 11.23 ± 0.066
6 Angle of repose 24.72 ± 0.076 22.917 ± 0.023 22.56 ± 0.064 19.58 ± 0.080
  1. aValues are mean ± SEM (n = 3)