This study describes the synthesis of polymericmicrospheres by reversed-phase graft polymerization ofnative gelatin (GL) and sodium methacrylate, which areuseful as stimuli-responsive drug delivery devices. Bymeans of varying the GL/functional monomer ratios(2.0–0.5 w/w), formulations with different crosslinkingdegrees, dimensional distributions, and water affinities were synthesized. The hydrogels showed spherical shape,porous surface, and high water affinity at neutral pH value with respect to the acidic conditions, with the ratio between the swellings, at pH 7.0 and 1.0, being in the range 3.7–5.1. In vitro release studies, using iclofenac sodium salt, in neutral and acidic media, simulating biological fluids, were performed. For all formulations, low amounts of drug (Mt/M0 percent \20.0%) are released in acidic medium.When the pH is 7.0, the swelling of the network increases, and the drug molecules diffuse through the polymeric structure. By means of semi-empirical equations, the release mechanism was studied, and the diffusional contribute was evaluated.
Grafted gelatin microspheres as potential pH-responsive devices / Spizzirri, Ug; Iemma, Francesca; Altimari, I; Curcio, M; Puoci, Francesco; Picci, Nevio. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. - ISSN 0022-2461. - 47(2012), pp. 3648-3657.
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|Titolo:||Grafted gelatin microspheres as potential pH-responsive devices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Citazione:||Grafted gelatin microspheres as potential pH-responsive devices / Spizzirri, Ug; Iemma, Francesca; Altimari, I; Curcio, M; Puoci, Francesco; Picci, Nevio. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. - ISSN 0022-2461. - 47(2012), pp. 3648-3657.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|