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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Evaluation of the Glidant Property of Fonio Starch

J. Muazu, H. Musa and P.G. Bhatia
Corresponding Author:  J. Muazu 

Key words:  Angle of repose, flow factor, fonio starch, glidant, , ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 149-152
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2009 December, 19 2010 January, 02 2010 March, 10

Fonio starch was evaluated as a glidant in comparison with corn starch and talc in Folic acid tablet formulation. The glidant property was analysed using the Flow rate, flow factor and angle of Repose of the granules while the quality of the tablet was assessed by crushing strength, Friability, disintegration and dissolution times of the tablet. The result of angle of repose, flow rate and flow factor indicated that Fonio starch compares well with both corn starch and talc at concentration of 2%w/w and at that concentration the tablet properties (crushing strength, friability, disintegration and dissolution times) were similar, it may therefore serve as an alternative glidant for pharmaceutical granulations.
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J. Muazu, H. Musa and P.G. Bhatia, 2010. Evaluation of the Glidant Property of Fonio Starch.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2(2): Page No: 149-152.
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