Preparation and Properties of the Drug-Loaded Films of Polyvinyl Alcohol-Graft-Fibroin Peptides
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.
Jun Hu and Qi Luo
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