Davut Lacin1, Ayse Zehra Aroguz2*, Vesna Teoflović3, Jelena Pavličević3, Olga Govedarica3, Milovan Janković3 Jaroslava Budinski-Simendić3
1Geology Department, Engineering Faculty, Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Avcilar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey;
2 Chemistry Department, Engineering Faculty, Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Avcilar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey, firstname.lastname@example.org;
3Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Bul. Cara Lazara 1, Novi Sad, Serbia;
Paper received: 03.11.2019
Paper accepted: 23.11.2019..
Ayse Zehra Aroguz, Chemistry Department, Engineering Faculty, Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Avcilar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey.
Recently, controlled drug release systems have been garnering a lot of attention, due to more targeted and effective approach for delivering drugs to a specific tissue. Because of a specific structure and natural abundance, clays are being added to those systems in order to increase its efficiency and minimize costs. In this study, controlled release kinetics of the drug active substance 5-Fluorouracil was studied, using halloysite clay/polymer drug carriers. For this purpose, the halloysite clay was initially modified with cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB). Drug carriers were prepared by adding modified halloysite clays in the mixtures of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and sodium alginate. Firstly, the swelling behaviour of the prepared substances was studied in buffer solutions at different pH. The drug release kinetics from the drug carriers, loaded with 5- Fluorouracil, was observed under a UV-spectrophotometer at 266 nm. Release profiles of the active substance were obtained by studying its release in buffer solutions at different pH. The results showed that the prepared drug carriers with modified halloysite clay were suitable for carrying and releasing of the 5-Fluorouracil.
Keywords: Controlled drug release, halloysite, 5- Fluorouracil, polymer, clay.