Facile chemical synthesis and characterization of polyester/magnesium oxide nanoparticles for biomedical aplication
Pavlović, Vladimir B.
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Magnesium, a naturally occurring mineral, is very important for the normal functioning of the body. However, certain situations such as poor diet, alcoholism, poorly controlled diabetes, etc., cause body to lose magnesium faster than it can be replace it from diet. Magnesium also plays a role in body's detoxification processes and therefore is important for preventing damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins. Polyesters like polylactide (PLA), polyglycolide (PGA) or poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) are used for the controlled delivery of several classes of medicaments like anticancer agents, immunomodulatory drugs, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, etc. Magnesium oxide nanoparticles (MgO) have been synthesized by chemical reduction method and additionally encapsulated within spherical polyester poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) particles (PLGA/MgO). Synthesized particles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy d...ispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Keywords:magnesium oxide / polyesters / nanoparticles / drug delivery
Source:The Sixteenth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2014: Programme and the Book of Abstracts, 2014, 71-71
- Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia