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In vitro and in silico investigations of drug delivery viazeolite BEA

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Abstract

A combination of experiment and theory has been used to assess the potential use of the zeolite BEA as a drug delivery agent. Molecular dynamics (MD) has been used to examine the diffusion of two different drug molecules, salbutamol and theophylline, inside the zeolite BEA. MD shows that the two molecules display different diffusion behaviour, with the salbutamol molecule able to diffuse more freely than theophylline within the internal channel system of the zeolite. Several experimental techniques have been used to investigate the loading and release of the drug molecules from the BEA host. The results obtained support the observations from the modelling and suggest that modelling has an important role to play in screening zeolitedrug combinations prior to experimental investigation.

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The article was received on 14 Jan 2011, accepted on 11 Mar 2011 and first published on 26 Apr 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10204D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 7789-7794
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    In vitro and in silico investigations of drug delivery viazeolite BEA

    D. G. Fatouros, D. Douroumis, V. Nikolakis, S. Ntais, A. M. Moschovi, V. Trivedi, B. Khima, M. Roldo, H. Nazar and P. A. Cox, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7789
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10204D

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