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Electrical-Sensitive Nanoparticle Composed of Chitosan and Tetraethyl Orthosilicate for Controlled Drug Release

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In the present study, the nanoparticles with size of 50–130 nm composed of chitosan (CS) and tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), which showed electrically-controlled release profile, were prepared. Myoglobin was encapsulated into the nanoparticles with an encapsulation efficiency as high as 91.5% and a maximum loading capacity of 70.2% that can be achieved. Here, TEOS was hydrolyzed and condensed to form interpenetration network with CS. Increase of TEOS content results in a shift of the release profile from swelling-controlled towards diffusion-controlled mechanism. The "slow-to-burst" and "near-zero" release of the myoglobin can be effectively controlled by applying DC electric field between "on" and "off."


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 1, 2009

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