A clay-drug nanohybrid was prepared by interfacial boundary ion exchange reaction, from which the release mechanism of a poorly water soluble drug, itraconazole, was studied systematically. The effect of cation types on drug release was investigated on the basis of a UPS 25 guide line and the effect of Laponite dissolution was also studied at pH = 1.2. To describe the release patterns, mathematical modeling was preformed using first-order, Elovich, parabolic diffusion, and power function equations.
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This work was financially supported by the SRC/ERC program of MOST/KOSEF through the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials at Ewha Womans University (grant: R11-2005-008-00000-0).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geochemistry and Petrology