Controlled release of the drug cefadroxil from polycaprolactone-polylactic acid nanocomposites

Rashmirekha Sahoo, Sarmila Sahoo, Preetishree Nayak, Soumendra Sahoo, Padmalochan Nayak

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Two most important biodegradable polymers such as polycaprolactone and polylactic acid have been compounded in different proportions with organoclay MMT by melt blending.Organo clay MMT was added to enhance their compatibility and mechanical properties.The materials were characterized by using XRD, FTIR, thscanning electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis.XRD results indicatedthat the materials formed intervcalated the nano composites.SEM morphology showed that the increasing content of MMT reduces the domain size of phase separated particles.The controlled drug delivery system has been studied using these bionanocomposites as the carrier. The kinetic parameters have been evaluated and the drug delivery mechanism has been suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-162
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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