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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Physical, Thermal And Mechanical Characterization Of Aloe-Almond Hybrid Biopolymer Film.

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M.Muthulakshmi, T.S. Subha



Almond, Aloe, wound healing, biocompatible



Natural polymers are biocompatible, non toxic and abundant. The natural polymers such as gums and mucilage are preferred over synthetic materials for their characteristics of sustainability, biodegradability and biosafety. Natural gums and mucilages are the polysaccharides or complex of one or more monosaccharides or their derivatives linked in bewildering linkages and structures. The gums has huge and broad application in both food and non-food industries being frequently used as thickening, binding, emulsifying , stabilizing agents and matrices for drug release in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The present study describes the preparation and characterization of polymeric sheets in which almond gum is blunded with Aloe was prepared by casting / solvent evaporation technique. The prepared films were characterized by thickness, folding endurance, antibacterial activity, tensile strength, Differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscope, water absorption test and antimicrobial activity. The Results show that the aloe vera enhances the thermal and mechanical properties of the films. It also revealed that the film had appreciable antibacterial activity. The prepared and characterized films were further used for the wound healing studies.



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