Physicochemical assessment of Dextran-g-Poly (ε-caprolactone) micellar nanoaggregates as drug nanocarriers

César Saldías, Luis Velásquez, Caterina Quezada, Angel Leiva

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Resumen

Self-assembling polymers in aqueous solution have attracted significant attention with recent research efforts focused on the development of new strategies to design devices useful in the field of controlled drug delivery. In this context, amphiphilic copolymers having specific structural features and self-assembling behaviors in aqueous media that would enable controlled drug release over longer time periods. In this work, we report on the synthesis and characterization of a Poly (ε-caprolactone)-grafted Dextran copolymer and its use in the preparation of micellar nanoaggregates. The characterization and study of the morphology, topography, size distribution and stability of micellar nanoaggregates by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Zeta Potential (ζ), respectively, were carried out. Spherical-shaped morphologies and an average size of approximately 83 nm, for drug-free nanoaggregates, were observed. In addition, Zeta Potential studies showed that drug-free nanoaggregates are more stable than drug-loaded structures measured in a phosphate buffer (pH 7.2) medium. UV-vis spectrophotometry of both the drug entrapment efficiency (EE%) and in vitro drug release behavior were assessed. The EE% was determined to be 78% (w/w), and a combination of diffusion and eroding polymer matrix mechanisms for drug release were established. Finally, these results indicate that Dx-g-PCL micellar nanoaggregates are suitable for use as a potential nanocarrier having both biodegradable and biocompatible properties.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)458-467
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónCarbohydrate Polymers
Volumen117
DOI
EstadoPublished - 6 mar 2015

Huella dactilar

Dextran
Zeta potential
Dextrans
Copolymers
Controlled drug delivery
Spectrophotometry
Dynamic light scattering
Polymer matrix
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Topography
Atomic force microscopy
Phosphates
Transmission electron microscopy
Polymers
polycaprolactone
Buffers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Saldías, César ; Velásquez, Luis ; Quezada, Caterina ; Leiva, Angel. / Physicochemical assessment of Dextran-g-Poly (ε-caprolactone) micellar nanoaggregates as drug nanocarriers. En: Carbohydrate Polymers. 2015 ; Vol. 117. pp. 458-467.
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