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A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S.

Abstract
This research study aims to evaluate the isolation of Ficus carica pectin extraction, characterization and acute
toxic studies. Pharmacognostic studies have been investigated on the ripened Ficus carica fruits using several microchemical tests. The fruits were washed, dried and extracted with 95% alcohol. The extract was detected for the identification
of phytoconstituent pectin. The evaluation studies were conducted as an important prerequisite step for the determination of
the physicochemical properties of the pectin. OECD guidelines are followed for acute toxic studies. The isolated pectin was
light brown in colour, rough and odourless with characteristic rough fractures. The pectin was confirmed to have pH as
slightly neutral, good flow properties, low moisture content, degree of esterification range was in between 55.6% -65.7 % ;
the swelling index was found to be 450. The isolated pectin was characterized using NMR, XRD, FTIR and DSC tests which
proved the chemical nature of the pectin is in pure form. No significant changes were observed in haematological
parameters, behavioural symptoms, signs of mortality and histopathology studies, during acute toxic studies. The evaluation
studies, parameters and results revealed that the extract from the Ficus carica fruit is a novel approach to get high yields of
isolated pectin. It can be concluding that Ficus carica fruit pectin can be used as natural disintegrant in oral solid dosage
form to prepare ODTs.

Key words: Ficus carica, Fig, Natural Disintegrant, Pectin Extraction, Acute Toxicity,


 
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Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. ECB. 2022; 11(4): 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006


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Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. ECB. 2022; 11(4): 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



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Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. ECB. (2022), [cited August 09, 2022]; 11(4): 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



Harvard Style

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S (2022) A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. ECB, 11 (4), 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



Turabian Style

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. 2022. A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. European Chemical Bulletin, 11 (4), 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



Chicago Style

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. "A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT." European Chemical Bulletin 11 (2022), 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S. "A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT." European Chemical Bulletin 11.4 (2022), 41-49. Print. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Anitha Kuthuru, Annammadevi G S (2022) A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EXTRACTED PECTIN FROM FICUS CARICA FRUIT. European Chemical Bulletin, 11 (4), 41-49. doi:10.31838/ecb/2022.11.04.006