Development of mixed matrix membranes for controlled release of ibuprofen

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  • C. Algieri,

    1. National Research Council, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), The University of Calabria, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
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  • E. Drioli,

    1. National Research Council, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), The University of Calabria, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
    2. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
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  • L. Donato

    Corresponding author
    1. National Research Council, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), The University of Calabria, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
    • National Research Council, Institute for Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), The University of Calabria, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
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Abstract

In this work was studied the effect of different zeolite topologies on the release of ibuprofen from mixed matrix membranes (MMMs). The main parameters investigated were: zeolite concentration, its hydrophilic/hydrophobic character, and drug loading. About the different investigated systems, the PDMS NaX (I) membrane seems to be the most promising for its application as transdermal device. The release data were fitted with different mathematical models (zero order, first order, Higuchi, Bhaskar, and Korsemeyer-Peppas) to give a possible explanation of the release mechanism of the drug from MMMs. The release data of the drug from pure PDMS membranes (PDMS IBU) were fitted by the Higuchi model (R2 pari a 0.97). In the case of MMMs, the correlation coefficients are very far from the unit value except for the PDMS NaX (I) system that obeys to the Korsmeyer–Peppas (0.98) and Bashkar (0.99) models. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013

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