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Synthesis and characterization of layered double hydroxides consisting of essential metals for drug encapsulation

Grant number: 14/15900-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Vanessa Roberta Rodrigues da Cunha
Grantee:Mariana Pires Figueiredo
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) have characteristics that selected them as potential candidates for the encapsulation of species of pharmaceutical interest, such as biocompatibility, promoting sustained release due to its dissolution or ion exchange reaction, and increased solubility of poorly soluble substances in water. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most studied classes of drugs associated with LDH producing hybrid materials. When NSAIDs are intercalated into LDHs, it is observed the reduction of side effects (since LDHs are potent antacids) and also an increase in the drugs bioavailability. The ability of LDHs to provide the controlled release to specific sites in the body promotes the therapeutic activity enhancing and, consequently, the intake of smaller drug amounts. This project aims to investigate the synthesis of LDHs comprising just essential metals for the body to facilitate the metabolism of the drug carrier. For this purpose will be prepared LDHs of M2+/Fe3+ composition (where M = Mg, Ca or Zn) and molar ratio equal 2. After exploring the optimum synthetic conditions for obtaining LDHs (as chloride form) with crystallographic purity, this work also proposes to intercalate the anions derived from the NSAIDs naproxen and mefenamic acid. LDHs will be obtained by one-pot reaction at constant pH from the addition of a mixed metals aqueous solution to a chloride anion solution. The isolated solid may, if necessary, undergo post-synthesis heat treatment. All synthesized materials will be characterized by structural techniques (X-ray diffraction), spectroscopic (electronic and vibrational), textural (surface area measurement, average particle size and Zeta potential), thermal (TGA-DSC-MS), and elemental analysis. (AU)

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FIGUEIRECLO, MARIANA P.; CUNH, VANESSA R. R.; LEROUX, FABRICE; TAVIOT-GUEHO, CHRISTINE; NAKAMAE, MARTA N.; KANG, YE R.; SOUZA, RODRIGO B.; MARTINS, ANA MARIA C. R. P. F.; JUN KOH, IVAN HONG; CONSTANTINO, VERA R. L.. Iron-Based Layered Double Hydroxide Implants: Potential Drug Delivery Carriers with Tissue Biointegration Promotion and Blood Microcirculation Preservation. ACS OMEGA, v. 3, n. 12, p. 18263-18274, . (14/15900-0, 11/50318-1, 16/13862-9, 16/50317-9)
FIGUEIREDO, MARIANA PIRES; CUNHA, VANESSA R. R.; CELLIER, JOEL; TAVIOT-GUEHO, CHRISTINE; CONSTANTINO, VERA R. L.. e(III)-Based Layered Double Hydroxides Carrying Model Naproxenate Anions: Compositional and Structural Aspect. CHEMISTRYSELECT, v. 7, n. 1, . (16/13862-9, 16/50317-9, 14/15900-0, 12/12209-9)

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