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Understanding the tabletting characteristics of Ficus deltoidea powder by fitting into compression models


Mohd Salleh, Faiqa Shazeaa and Yusof, Yus Aniza and Anuar, Mohd Shamsul and Chin, Nyuk Ling (2015) Understanding the tabletting characteristics of Ficus deltoidea powder by fitting into compression models. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 38 (3). pp. 250-261. ISSN 0145-8876; ESSN: 1745-4530


The objective of this paper was to investigate the characteristics of Ficus deltoidea powders during tablet formation using a direct compression method. To understand the data further, compression models were fitted, which included those of Heckel, Kawakita, Adams and Panelli–Filho. F. deltoidea is well-known for its therapeutic properties when used in the form of an extracted powder. We further investigated the effect of the binders Avicel and Acdisol, which are known as a universal binder and a superdisintegrant, respectively. The physical properties, flowability and particle structures were determined to compare behavior and as references to the compression models used. The data were mostly consistent with those predicted by the compression models. As a result, applying compression models, especially the Kawakita model, was successfully performed and can be further related to the development and production of compact F. deltoidea tablets. Thus, this paper provides a fundamental understanding on the tabletting characteristics of F. deltoidea extract powder.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12165
Publisher: Wiley
Keywords: Tablet characteristics; Ficus deltoidea powder; Compression models; Compression method
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 08:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35921
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