UV screening of ferulic acid-zinc basic salt nanohybrid with controlled release rate

Timothy Biswick, Dae Hwan Park, Yong Gun Shul, Seong Ju Hwang, Jin Ho Choy

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Ferulic acid (FA), an organic UV absorber and free radical scavenger, was intercalated into an inorganic zinc basic salt (ZBS) matrix to prepare a UV screening material. FA molecules were vertically oriented bilayer in the ZBS lattice with an expansion of ∼22.7 Å along the c-axis. The FA-ZBS nanohybrid exhibited a superior UV-A∼UV-B screening ability and an antioxidant activity that was comparable to that of a pure FA molecule. The in vitro release test showed the biphasic release of the FA molecules from the FA-ZBS nanohybrid that consisted of an initial burst, followed by a slow and sustained release. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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