Synthesis of nanoporous calcium carbonate spheres using double hydrophilic block copolymer poly(acrylic acid-b-N-isopropylacrylamide)

Sudhina Guragain, Nagy L. Torad, Yousef Gamaan Alghamdi, Abdulmohsen Ali Alshehri, Jeonghun Kim, Bishnu Prasad Bastakoti, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Abstract

We report self-assembly of double hydrophilic block copolymer poly(acrylic acid-b-N-isopropylacrylamide) in aqueous solution. Self-assembly of calcium ions chelated complex micelles upon mineralization reaction forms calcium carbonate (CaCO3) sphere. High porosity on CaCO3 spheres can accommodate a large amount of anticancer drug (doxorubicin) and achieve sustainable drug release.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume230
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University (Grant number KEP-1-130-39 ), an Australian Research Council ( ARC ) Future Fellow (Grant number FT150100479 ), JSPS KAKENHI (Grant numbers 17H05393 and 17K19044 ), and the research fund by the Suzuken Memorial Foundation .

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University (Grant number KEP-1-130-39), an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (Grant number FT150100479), JSPS KAKENHI (Grant numbers 17H05393 and 17K19044), and the research fund by the Suzuken Memorial Foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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