Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1972-2009; doi:10.3390/polym3041972
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Water Soluble Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA 91766, USA
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Received: 22 September 2011; Accepted: 10 November 2011 / Published: 11 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water-Soluble Polymers)
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Abstract: Advances in polymer science have led to the development of novel drug delivery systems. Some polymers are obtained from natural resources and then chemically modified for various applications, while others are chemically synthesized and used. A large number of natural and synthetic polymers are available. In the present paper, only water soluble polymers are described. They have been explained in two categories (1) synthetic and (2) natural. Drug polymer conjugates, block copolymers, hydrogels and other water soluble drug polymer complexes have also been explained. The general properties and applications of different water soluble polymers in the formulation of different dosage forms, novel delivery systems and biomedical applications will be discussed.
Keywords: polymers; natural; synthetic; hydrogels; gums; cellulose ethers; povidone; polyethylene glycol; polyacrylamides; polyacrylic acid copolymers

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Kadajji, V.G.; Betageri, G.V. Water Soluble Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications. Polymers 2011, 3, 1972-2009.

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Kadajji VG, Betageri GV. Water Soluble Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications. Polymers. 2011; 3(4):1972-2009.

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Kadajji, Veeran Gowda; Betageri, Guru V. 2011. "Water Soluble Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications." Polymers 3, no. 4: 1972-2009.

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