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UV Screening of Ferulic Acid–Zinc Basic Salt Nanohybrid with Controlled Release Rate

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Ferulic acid (FA), an organic UV absorber and free radical scavenger, was intercalated into an inorganic zinc basic salt (ZBS) matrix to prepare a UV screening material. FA molecules were vertically oriented bilayer in the ZBS lattice with an expansion of ∼22.7 Å along the c-axis. The FA–ZBS nanohybrid exhibited a superior UV-A∼UV-B screening ability and an antioxidant activity that was comparable to that of a pure FA molecule. The in vitro release test showed the biphasic release of the FA molecules from the FA–ZBS nanohybrid that consisted of an initial burst, followed by a slow and sustained release.
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Keywords: ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY; CONTROLLED RELEASE; FERULIC ACID; UV SCREENING; ZINC BASIC SALT

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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