A pH/Temperature-Sensitive Semi-IPN Bead for Drug Release Carrier
A series of pH/temperature sensitive hydrogel beads with semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN), composed of sodium alginate and poly(N-acryloylglycinate) were prepared as drug delivery carrier. In pH=2.3 phosphate buffer solution (PBS), the release amount of indomethacin incorporated into the beads was about 9% within 610 min, while this value approached to 68% in pH=7.4 PBS. The release rate of indomethacin was higher at 37 than that at 20 . In addition, the release amount of indomethacin was increased with increasing poly(N-acryloylglycinate) content. These results suggest that the stimuli-sensitive beads have the potential to be used as an effective pH/temperature delivery system in bio-medical fields.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
K. L. Deng et al., "A pH/Temperature-Sensitive Semi-IPN Bead for Drug Release Carrier", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 1449-1452, 2011