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Design of dietary fiber psyllium-sterculia gum based hydrogels for use in controlled drug delivery applications
Baljit Singh*, Vikrant Sharma, Rohit, Kaka Ram, Ankita Kumari, Kavita Devi, Prerna Sharma, Diwanshi Sharma, Priyanka Sharma, Sushil Kumar and Anita Kumari

Prayogic Rasayan 2022, 6(1), 1- 6

DOI: 10.53023/p.rasayan-20220715

Keywords:Dietary fiber, diarrhea, ornidazole, hydrogels, drug delivery

The dietary fibers psyllium-sterculia gum have therapeutic roles in diarrhea, therefore, herein this work, hydrogels were prepared for use as drug delivery devices (DDD) for ornidazole. Grafted copolymers were characterized with SEM, FTIR, EDAX and swelling studies. The drug release was observed in sustained manner with Fickian diffusion. Overall, these hydrogels can act as DDD with enhanced potential due to therapeutic role of psyllium-sterculia and slow release of ornidazole.

Triazolinedione-derived Self-healable Tailor-made Polymethacrylates via Dynamic ‘Click Chemistry’
Prantik Mondala,b

Prayogic Rasayan 2022, 6(1), 7- 11

DOI: 10.53023/p.rasayan-20220716


Synthetic polymers undergo visible impair in countering accidental stimuli that steer them to failure. The self-healing notion has been exploited to mitigate the concerns. The ‘click chemistry’ has been utilized to develop countless polymers with interesting structural and functional features. This overview describes the research works that executed dynamically exchangeable ‘click’ approaches to generate functional self-healing polymethacrylates via tailor-made polymerization.