Preparation and Properties of the Drug-Loaded Films of Polyvinyl Alcohol-Graft-Fibroin Peptides

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Research of biomaterials made from synthesized polymer and naturally occurring macromolecules is a promising subject. The paper reported a series of drug-loaded films manufactured by a method of solution casting, taking polyvinyl alcohol-graft-fibroin peptides (PVA-g-FP) obtained by a graft copolymerization of PVA with allyl fibroin peptides (AFP) as the polymer matrix and, the ornidazole as the model drug. The mechanical property, moisture content, dissolution degree,water absorption and water-vapor transmission rate of the films were determined respectively, and the crystalline of the films were characterized via X-ray diffraction, the morphology of the films and the dispersity profile of the drug ornidazole loaded in the matrix of PVA-g-FP were investigated via the scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). It was concluded that: with the increase of the graft efficiency of FP in the PVA-g-FP films, the mechanical property and the degree of crystalline reduced gradually; but the moisture content, dissolution degree and water-vapor transmission rate rised gradually, and especially, the dispersity of the drug loaded in the PVA-g-FP matrix improved evidently. The results may be useful in exploiting biomaterials such as artificial skin, drug delivery systems and wound dressings.

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Jun Hu and Qi Luo

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202-209

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.320.202

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Q. Wang and L. Qi, "Preparation and Properties of the Drug-Loaded Films of Polyvinyl Alcohol-Graft-Fibroin Peptides", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 320, pp. 202-209, 2011

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August 2011

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