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Novel thermo/pH sensitive nanogels composed from poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) for controlled release of an anticancer drug.
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PMID:  23107966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A series of novel nanogels (NGs) with both pH and thermoresponsive properties were synthesised by free radical emulsion polymerisation of N-vinyl caprolactam (VCL) and acrylamidoglycolic acid (AGA). 5-Flurouracil, an anti cancer drug, was successfully loaded into these nanogels via equilibrium swelling method. The encapsulation efficiency of 5-FU was found up to 61%. Here we present the novel potential drug delivery system showing both pH and temperature release of 5-FU. Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) examined the structure and morphology of the NGs. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) indicates the diameter of the NGs to be about 50nm. The size distribution of NGs was investigated using dynamic light scattering (DLS), the average diameter and polydispersity is 57nm and 0.194. Interestingly, the in vitro release studies of 5-FU demonstrated the dual nature (pH and temperature) of NGs. The cumulative release data were analysed using an emperical equation to compute the diffusion exponent (n); whose values suggest Fickian diffusion.
K Madhusudana Rao; B Mallikarjuna; K S V Krishna Rao; S Siraj; K Chowdoji Rao; M C S Subha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces     Volume:  102C     ISSN:  1873-4367     ISO Abbreviation:  Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315133     Medline TA:  Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  891-897     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Chemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India.
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