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Micro Encapsulation - It is a process in which tiny particles or droplets are surrounded by a coating to give small capsules many useful properties. Micro Capsule - It is a small sphere with a uniform wall around it. Morphology of Microcapsules Mononuclear (core-shell) microcapsules contain the shell around the core. Poly nuclear capsules have many cores enclosed within the shell. Matrix encapsulation in which the core material is distribute homogeneously into the shell material.

Microencapsulation Techniques:-

1. Physical methods:Pan coating Air-suspension coating Centrifugal extrusion Vibration nozzle Spray drying 2. Chemical methods:Interfacial polymerization In-situ poymerization Matrix poymerization

BENEFITS OF MICROENCAPSULATION1.Microorganism and enzyme immobilization. 2.Protection against UV, heat, oxidation, acids, bases. 3.Enhance visual aspect and marketing concept. 4.Improved shelf life due to preventing degradative reactions

(dehydration, oxidation). 5.Masking of taste or odours. 6.Handling liquids as solids. 7.There is a growing demand for nutritious foods for children which provides them with much needed vitamins and minerals during the growing age. 8.Improved shelf life due to preventing degradative reactions. 9.Controlled and targetted release of active ingredients.

Preparation & Evaluation of the Microencapsules of

Aspirin drug.

On The first research leading to the development of

microencapsulation procedures for pharmaceuticals was published by Bungenburg de Jong and Kass in 1931 and dealt with the preparation of gelatin spheres and the use of gelatin coacervation process for coating.

July 5, 1955, Dayton, Ohio, resident and National Cash Register Company employee

Barrett K. Green received a patent for the process of microencapsulation.Green first applied his new invention to typing paper. He used microencapsulation to

manufacture the first carbon-free carbon paper in the world.The first company to utilize scratch-and-sniff technology was the Dayton Power &

Light Company.

DRUG CANDIDATE Chemical Name IUPAC Name Molecular weight Formula Melting point Description Solubility

:- ACETYLESALICYLIC ACID :- 2-Acetyloxybenzoic acid :- 180.160 :- C9H8O4 :- 138 -140C (280284 F) :- White crystel :- freely soluble in ethanol,soluble in chloroform & in ether,Slightly soluble in water.

Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. It is rapidly converted in the body to salicylic acid which is responsible for most of the actions. It is one of the oldest analgesicantiinflammtory drugs and is still widely used.


Aspirin, Acetone, Cyclohexane, , Ethanol, Heavy liquid paraffin, ethyl cellulose, and water. All chemicals used in the experiments were of analytical grade. Method:Microcapsules of ethyl cellulose containing aspirin were prepared by an emulsion-solvent evaporation method as reported by Nokhodchi and Farid, 2002. Aspirin microcapsules were prepared by dissolving polymers in an organic solvent to form a homogeneous polymer solution. The core material, aspirin was added in a thin stream of heavy liquid paraffin. The mixture was agitated using a propeller mixer with the rotation speed 600rpm.The dispersed phase consisting of drug and polymer EC was immediately transformed into fine droplets, which subsequently solidified into rigid microcapsules due to solvent evaporation. The liquid paraffin was decanted, and the microcapsules were collected, washed twice in cyclohexane to remove any adhering oily phase (liquid paraffin), and was air dried for at least 12 h to obtain discrete microcapsules. The quantity of polymer, drug and the solvent used is given in Table.


Aspirin : Ethyl cellulose


1. Shape and size 2. Color 3. Thickness of capsule size 4. Disintegration test 5. Weight variation test 6. Dissolution 7. Microscopy studies

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7.

The shape of capsule was found to be oval and size was 0 no. capsules. The colour of the capsule was found to be white and transparent. Thickness of the capsule shall was to be found 0.5mm. By performing disintegration test on micrencapsules, disintegration time was to be taken 1.5 minute. Weight of empty capsule shell was 48mg. Average weight of one capsule was 283mg & the individual capsules were fall with in 90-110 % of the average weight. Drug release was found to be maximum in 5hrs. Microscopy: Pure Aspirin crystal Microencapsulated Aspirin Crystal

Encapsulation is a useful method for prolonging the drug release

from dosage forms and reducing adverse effects. Microcapsules are composed of a polymer wall enclosing a liquid core or other body of material. The emulsion solvent evaporation (ESE) method can be used to prepare microcapsules.Sustained release formulation of Aspirin would reduce the

undesired side effects, reduce frequency of administration and improves patient compliance. In this present study, Aspirin microcapsules were prepared by emulsion solvent evaporation technique using EC. Ethanol was used for the preparation of microcapsules.

CLOPIGREL-A cap [ USV] 2. CLOPITAB-A cap [ Lupin (Pinnacle)] 3. ARRENO cap [ Intas] 4. ATCHOL ASP cap [ Aristo] 5. ATOPLUS cap [ Triton (Calyx)] 6. ATOSA cap [ Skymax] 7. AZTOR ASP 150 cap [ Sun ] 8. AZTOR ASP cap [ Sun (Aztec)] 9. CERUVIN-A tab [ Ranbaxy] 10. CLASPRIN cap [ Biocon] 11. CLOPISA cap [ Skymax] 12. AZTOR ASP cap [ Sun (Aztec)]1.


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