Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Peanuts, microcrystalline cellulose, Arachis hypogaea, peanut shells
Box-Behnken design was applied to come up into 15 set-ups for the optimization in alkaline pre-treatment by using sodium and potassium hydroxide with varying reaction cocentration, temperature and time and to determine their effects on the percentage yield of PS-MCC. Difference physicochemical characterization tests were also performed such as FTIR, SEM and other tests and the PS-MCC was compared with the Standard MCC. The results of this study successfully optimized the microcrystalline extraction of peanut shells, and it can be a potential alternative source of microcrystalline cellulose.
Romeo-Luis P. Ramirez, RPh
Bañaga, A. P. L., Lucero, F. C., & Macabanti, H. M. A. (2019, May). Method optimization of microcrystalline cellulose extraction from peanut shells (Arachis hypogaea L. [Fam. Fabaceae]). GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsp/17/