Molecular recognition of isovanillin crosslinked carrageenan biocomposite for drug delivery application

Fatmawati, Adam and Mohd Aiman, Hamdan and Siti Hana, Abu Bakar and M. M., Yusoff and Rajan, Jose (2020) Molecular recognition of isovanillin crosslinked carrageenan biocomposite for drug delivery application. Chemical Engineering Communications. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1563-5201. (Published)

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This work aims to evaluate carrageenan as a potential biocomposite for hard capsule in the drug delivery application. The interaction between carrageenan and isovanillin was studied by modeling their molecule electronic surface potential and enthalpy. Simulation results showed that the physical crosslinking is established at two points: hydroxyl (isovanillin)-sulfate (carrageenan) and aldehyde (isovanillin)-hydroxyl (carrageenan) with strong hydrogen bonds (H-bond) lengths of 1.74–1.79 Å. FTIR showed that isovanillin addition increased the intermolecular H-bond up to 57% as the OH-stretching is shifted from 3376 to 3356 cm−1. At 3 wt.% isovanillin concentration, the tensile strength of the biocomposite film increased to 49% and the hard capsule developed from the formulation solution disintegrated in 9 min. Upon contact with water, the H-bonds broke and caused the carrageenan fragments to dissolve in deionized water. The disintegration and mechanical properties of the crosslinked carrageenan biocomposite film made from renewable and low price materials facilitate the application of the film as hard capsules for drug delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biocomposite film, Hard capsule, Hydrogen bonding, Isovanillin, Renewable materials
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 04:09
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 04:09
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