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Silver nanoparticles modified nanocapsules for ultrasonically activated drug delivery

Anandhakumar, S and Mahalakshmi, V and Raichur, Ashok M (2012) Silver nanoparticles modified nanocapsules for ultrasonically activated drug delivery. In: MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 32 (8). pp. 2349-2355.

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Novel ultrasound-sensitive nanocapsules were designed via layer-by-layer assembly (LbL) of polyelectrolytes for remote activated release of biomolecules/drug. Nanocapsules embedded with silver nanoparticles in the walls were synthesized by alternate assembly of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and dextran sulfate (DS) on silica template followed by nanoparticle synthesis and subsequent template removal thus yielding nanocapsules. The silver NPs were synthesized in situ within the capsule walls under controlled conditions. The nanocapsules were found to be well dispersed and the silver NPs were evenly distributed within the shell. FITC-dextran permeated easily into the capsules containing silver NP's due to the pores generated during the formation of NP's. When the loaded nanocapsules were sonicated, the presence of the silver NPs in the shell structure led to rupturing of the shell into smaller fragments thus releasing the FITC-dextran. Such nanocapsules have the potential to be used as drug delivery vehicles and offer the scope for further development in the areas of modern medicine, material science, and biochemistry. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2012 08:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45463

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