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|Title: ||Overview of the Availability and Utilization of Kaolin as a Potential Raw Material in Chemicals & Drugs Formulation in Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Gushit, J. S.|
Olotu, P. N.
Gyang, J. D.
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||Continental Journal Sustainable Development|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 1;Pp 17-22|
|Abstract: ||This paper reviews the potentials of Kaolin as an essential natural occurring mineral raw material employed in the formulation of chemicals, drugs and other medicinal applications. The Occurrence and distributions of the Kaolin in the various places within the country are clearly enumerated. The quality specifications of
kaolin for various industrial applications in Nigeria are also outlined with emphasis on the quality specification for some chemicals and pharmaceuticals use. The paper also presents the major kaolin
processing methods employed in Nigeria. The methodology employed involves consulting well research materials by relevant government agencies, stakeholders in the country and other related materials from other sources. The roles of stakeholders in promoting the utilization of kaolin in chemical and pharmaceutical applications are also clearly outlined. The work intends to expose researchers, chemists, pharmacists and pharmaceutical industries to the availability of kaolin and benefits that could be derived from optimally utilizing same in chemicals and drugs formulation as against the practice of importing the processed kaolin for such purposes.|
|Appears in Collections:||Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine|
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