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Title: Investigation of polymer and nanoparticle properties with nicotinic acid and p -aminobenzoic acid grafted on poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) via click chemistry
Authors: Jiraphong Suksiriworapong
Kittisak Sripha
Jörg Kreuter
Varaporn Buraphacheep Junyaprasert
Mahidol University
Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemical Engineering;Chemistry;Engineering;Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2011
Citation: Bioconjugate Chemistry. Vol.22, No.4 (2011), 582-594
Abstract: In this study, the grafting of nicotinic acid and p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) onto poly(Ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(Ε- caprolactone) was performed by Huisgens 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, also known as click chemistry. Concentrations used for grafting were 0.10, 0.20, and 0.30 molar ratios with respect to caproyl units. The grafted copolymers were successfully obtained at all ratios as confirmed by NMR, GPC, and FT-IR. According to the DSC results, the polymorphisms of these grafted copolymers were mostly changed from semicrystalline to amorphous depending on the type and the amount of grafting compounds. TGA thermograms showed different thermal stabilities of the grafted copolymers compared to the original copolymers. Cytotoxicity results from HUVEC models suggested that the toxicity of grafted nanoparticles increased with the molar ratios of grafting units. Due to differences in molecular structure between nicotinic acid and PABA, physicochemical properties (particle size and surface charge) of grafted copolymer nanoparticles were substantially different. With increasing molar ratio of the grafting units, the particle size of blank nanoparticles tended to increase, resulting from an increase in the hydrophobic fragments of the grafted copolymer. Ibuprofen was chosen as a model drug to evaluate the interaction between grafted copolymers and loaded drug. After ibuprofen loading, the particle size of the loaded nanoparticles of both grafted copolymers increased compared to that of the blank nanoparticles. Significant differences in loading capacity between nicotinic acid and PABA grafted copolymer nanoparticles were clearly shown. This is most likely a result of different compatibility between each grafting compound and ibuprofen, including hydrogen bond interaction, π-π stacking interaction, and steric hindrance. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
ISSN: 15204812
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