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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 985259, 11 pages
Sonication-Based Improvement of the Physicochemical Properties of Guar Gum as a Potential Substrate for Modified Drug Delivery Systems
1Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, University “La Sapienza”, 00185 Rome, Italy
2Department of Sciences and Chemical Technologies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 00133 Rome, Italy
3Magnetic Resonance Laboratory Annalaura Segre, Institute of Chemical Methodologies, CNR Research Area of Rome, Monterotondo Stazione, 00016 Rome, Italy
Received 4 April 2013; Accepted 26 June 2013
Academic Editor: Rares Salomir
Copyright © 2013 Siddique Akber Ansari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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