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Preparation of acetylsalicylic acid-acylated chitosan as a novel polymeric drug for drug controlled release
- Liu, Changkun, Wu, Yiguang, Zhao, Liyan, Huang, Xinzheng
- International journal of biological macromolecules 2015 v.78 pp. 189-194
- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Weibull statistics, aspirin, chitosan, gastric juice, intestines, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, salicylic acid
- The acetylsalicylic acid-acylated chitosan (ASACTS) with high degree of substitution (DS) was successfully synthesized, and characterized with FTIR, 1H NMR and elemental analysis methods. The optimum synthesis conditions were obtained which gave the highest DS (about 60%) for ASACTS. Its drug release experiments were carried out in simulated gastric and intestine fluids. The results show that the drugs in the form of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and salicylic acid (SA) were released in a controlled manner from ASACTS only in simulated gastric fluid. The release profile can be best fitted with logistic and Weibull model. The research results reveal that ASACTS can be a potential polymeric drug for the controlled release of ASA and SA in the targeted gastric environment.