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International Research Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences

Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Drug Binder from Tobacco Waste

Yogesh M. Baj, Savan H. Patel, Nirmal K. Patel

Department of industrial Chemistry, Institute of Science and Technology for Advanced Studies and Research (ISTAR), V. V. Nagar, Anand – 388120, Gujarat, (INDIA).

Accepted 29 July 2017

Citation: Baj YM, Patel SH, Patel NK (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Drug Binder from Tobacco Waste. International Research Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences, 4(1): 062-066.

Copyright: © 2017 Baj et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

In Indian agriculture, tobacco has a prominent place. So, it is but natural that tobacco waste or dust is generated at various stages of post-harvest processing of tobacco and also while manufacturing various products. As rational production and processing of tobacco plant must include the entire biomass, both the main product leaves as well as stalks that remain after harvest. Residues (stalks and small leaves) and significant amounts of leaf scrap and waste generated during processing of tobacco, can serve as a very important secondary raw material from after final processing, a great number of products could be obtained in industry considering that these stalks contain a certain amount of cellulose. The waste obtained after nicotine extraction was utilized for cellulose extraction. The extracted cellulose was converted to value-added product such as cellulose acetate. Prepared cellulose acetate is characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). 

Key words: cellulose, cellulose acetate, degree of substitution, extraction, FTIR.