Natural Science > Chemistry > TS-2014-26

Research Title Extraction and Purification of Pectin from the Fruit Peel Wastes of Selected Philippine Fruits
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Monet Loquias

Research Duration Start:
11 September 2014
10 September 2015
Research Location UP Manila
Research Description Extraction ofpectin from these Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. peels would at least derive an environmental and economic significance before they are disposed. There are already numerous studies that investigate pectin extraction from natural sources. However, there is a scarcity in research evaluating pectin yield in jackfruit peels and more specifically, the investigation of the suspending properties of such procut in a drug suspension is currently lacking. The main objective of the study is to find a cheaper alternative source, which has a high yield of pectin from jackfruit peels, which may be used in the formulation of drug suspensions and as gelling agent in food products.
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Research Beneficiary(ies) Pharmaceutical Industry, Food industry, drug manufacturing industry
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UP Manila

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Code TS-2014-26
KRA Code Rapid and Sustained Economic Growth
Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Natrual Sciences
Actual Sector Chemistry
Related sectors Pharmaceutical Industry, Food industry, Manufacturing