Recent progress in the industrial and biomedical applications of tragacanth gum: A review

Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Pooyan Makvandi, Franklin Chi Meng Tay

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Abstract

Natural polymers have distinct advantages over synthetic polymers because of their abundance, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Tragacanth gum, an anionic polysaccharide, is a natural polymer which is derived from renewable sources. As a biomaterial, tragacanth gum has been used in industrial settings such as food packaging and water treatment, as well as in the biomedical field as drug carriers and for wound healing purposes. The present review provides an overview on the state-of-the-art in the field of tragacanth gum applications. The structure, properties, cytotoxicity, and degradability as well as the recent advances in industrial and biomedical applications of tragacanth gum are reviewed to offer a backdrop for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-467
Number of pages18
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume212
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2019

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Keywords

  • Biomedical applications
  • Biomedicine
  • Environmental
  • Green synthesis
  • Tragacanth gum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Recent progress in the industrial and biomedical applications of tragacanth gum : A review. / Nazarzadeh Zare, Ehsan; Makvandi, Pooyan; Tay, Franklin Chi Meng.

In: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 212, 15.05.2019, p. 450-467.

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