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Synthesis and evaluation of mucoadhesive acryloyl-quaternized PDMAEMA nanogels for ocular drug delivery

Brannigan, R. P. and Khutoryanskiy, V. V. (2017) Synthesis and evaluation of mucoadhesive acryloyl-quaternized PDMAEMA nanogels for ocular drug delivery. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 155. pp. 538-543. ISSN 0927-7765

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.04.050

Abstract/Summary

Poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (PDMAEMA) nanogels were synthesized via surfactant-free free-radical polymerization technique in aqueous conditions utilizing N,N’-methylene-bis-acrylamide (MBA) as a crosslinking agent. The PDMAEMA nanogels were subsequently quaternized with acryloyl chloride in order to yield mucoadhesive materials which incorporate two mucoadhesive concepts; electrostatic interactions and covalent bond forming acrylate groups. The native PDMAEMA nanogels were found to exhibit good mucoadhesive properties on ex vivo bovine conjunctival tissues, which was found to increase proportionally with the degree of quaternization. With a view to determine the ocular drug delivery capabilities of the materials, both quaternized and native nanogels were loaded with pilocarpine hydrochloride via an absorption method, and their in vitro release profiles were analysed. The nanogels were found to exhibit a high loading capacity (>20% of total weight) and a sustained release over 6 h.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > School of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutics Research Group
ID Code:70302
Publisher:Elsevier

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