Title: Bioactive TiO2 ultrathin film with worm-like mesoporosity for controlled drug delivery
Authors: Chao, Chih-Shin
Liu, Kun-Ho
Tung, Wei-Lin
Chen, San-Yuan
Liu, Dean-Mo
Chang, Yen-Po
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords: Mesoporous TiO2;Ultrathin film;Controlled drug release;Cytocompatibility;Bioactive coating
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2012
Abstract: Ultrathin mesoporous TiO2 coatings with a wormhole-like architecture were synthesized using evaporation-induced self-assembly method. The morphological and chemical structures of TiO2 films were characterized using small-angle and large-angle X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transformed infrared spectrometry (FTIR). The films demonstrated a thickness of similar to 120 nm and open-porous nanostructure. By taking advantage of the tortuosity of the worm-like mesoporous architecture associated with the chemistry of the TiO2 film, a sustained drug release using ibuprofen and vancomycin as model molecules from the film was determined. Besides, adhesion behavior of osteoblast cells, together with an in vitro apaptitic formation substantiated the cytocompatibility and bioactivity of the mesoporous TiO2 films. Such combined bioactive and drug-releasing functions of the TiO2 films with worm-like mesoporosity ensure an improved therapeutic performance for potential applications included orthopedics, dentistry, and drug delivery. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.12.006
ISSN: 1387-1811
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.12.006
Volume: 152
Begin Page: 58
End Page: 63
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