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Preparation and Properties of Copolyanhydrides Based on 2-Hexadecylsuccinic Acid and Sebacic Acid

Yousef Hamdan, Xiangmei Jiang, Kaixun Huang and Kaichao Yu

Abstract

Poly(2-hexadecylsuccinic acid-sebacic acid) (P(HSA-SA)) copolymers have been prepared by melt polycondensation. The copolymers were characterized by FT-IR, 1HNMR, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). In vitro studies showed that all our prepared copolymers are degradable in phosphate buffer at 37°C. The release profiles of hydrophilic model drug, ciprofloxcin hydrochloride, from the copolymers, follow first order release kinetics. All the preliminary results suggested that the copolymer might be potentially used as drug delivery devices.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 3, 2007, 128-132

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.128.132

Submitted On: 2 November 2006 Published On: 31 March 2007

How to Cite: Hamdan, Y., Jiang, X., Huang, K. & Yu, K. (2007). Preparation and Properties of Copolyanhydrides Based on 2-Hexadecylsuccinic Acid and Sebacic Acid. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(3), 128-132. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.128.132

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Keywords

  • Polyanhydrides
  • melt polycondensation
  • in vitro degradation
  • drug released