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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-55

Formulation and evaluation of rice bran wax as ointment base


Pharmacy Department, The M.S. University of Baroda, G.H. Patel Building, Fatehgunj, Vadodara - 390002, India

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M Bhalekar
Pharmacy Department, The M.S. University of Baroda, G.H. Patel Building, Fatehgunj, Vadodara - 390002
India
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Rice Bran wax is obtained from natural sources and is abundantly available in the country. Rice bran wax is suitable for use in chocolate enrobes, as an enteric coating for candy and lozenges, as a plasticizing material in chewing gums etc. Present study attempts to find if rice bran wax is useful as ointment base. The oleaginous type ointment base is prepared by using rice bran wax and evaluated for speardabililty, water number and active ingredient diffusibility. The results obtained in the present study indicate, rice bran wax can be used as a good component in ointment base, comparable with white wax.


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