Biofunctional textiles are a new category of advanced materials which combine conventional textiles with advanced drug delivery systems to obtain fabrics able to release active principles through skin. The work presents the synthesis of hyper cross-linked β-cyclodextrins nanosponges with the carbonyl group acting as bridge between cyclodextrin molecules. The result of the synthesis is a 3-D porous structure, where melatonin molecules have been complexed. The complex has been characterized by elemental analysis, DSC, SEM, XRD and FT-IR spectroscopy and the results confirm that melatonin interacts with the synthesized nanosponge at molecular level. Melatonin loaded nanosponges has been dispersed on cotton fibres, which have proved to be a suitable substrate for durable nanosponge adsorption. The in-vitro release tests from the funtionalized fabrics have shown a zero order kinetics, which is typical of a reservoir diffusion controlled system.
|Titolo:||PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED COTTON FABRICS BY MEANS OF MELATONIN LOADED β-CYCLODEXTRIN NANOSPONGES|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.01.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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