Responsive copolymer–graphene oxide hybrid microspheres with enhanced drug release properties [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2017.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- pages 3,720-3,726 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Here, the ability to integrate both high encapsulation efficiency and controlled release in a drug delivery system (DDS) is a highly sought solution to cure major diseases. However, creation of such a system is challenging. This study was aimed at constructing a new delivery system based on thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-styrene) (PNIPAAm-co-PS) hollow microspheres prepared via two-step precipitation polymerization. To control the diffusion-driven drug release, the PNIPAAm-co-PS spheres were electrostatically coated with graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets. As a result of the coating the permeability of such copolymer-GO hybrid microspheres was reduced to the extent that suppressed the initial burst release and enabled sustained drug release in in vitro testing. The hybrid microspheres showed improved drug encapsulation by 46.4% which was attributed to the diffusion barrier properties and -conjugated structure of GO. The system presented here is promising to advance, e.g., the anticancer drug delivery technologies by enabling sustained drug release and thus minimizing local and systemic side effects.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:1342684
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
RSC Advances 7 7 ISSN 2046-2069; RSCACL AM
Fuping Dong; Izabela Firkowska-Boden; Matthias M. L. Arras; Klaus. D. Jandt.
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