Sulfadiazine hosted in MIL-53(Al) as a biocide topical delivery system
Sulfadiazine (SDZ), a bacteriostatic agent, was hosted in a metal–organic framework, specifically in MIL-53(Al) and modified-zinc MIL-53(Al,Zn). Materials were characterized structural, and texturally. Both hosts loaded sulfadiazine but they were differenced regarding the release of sulfadiazine. The presence of zinc plays a significant role to the modulation of sulfadiazine–MOF interactions. Release of sulfadiazine from sulfadiazine@MOFs was monitored in vitro and ex vivo conditions. A kinetic release model is proposed for in vitro sulfadiazine release. Remarkably, the materials did not show cytotoxicity against eukaryote cells.