Characterization of Biocompatible Nanocomposite based on Silica, Dextran and LidocaineOlesia Dudik*, Alexandre Ferreira, Ana Mafalda Ribeiro, Cláudia Gomes Silva, Joaquim L Faria, Alírio E Rodrigues and José Miguel Loureiro
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Porto, Portugal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Olesia Dudik
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n 4200-465
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 23, 2016; Accepted Date: December 05, 2016; Published Date: December 15, 2016
Citation: Dudik O, Ferreira A, Ribeiro AM, Silva CG, Faria JL, et al. (2016) Characterization of Biocompatible Nanocomposite based on Silica, Dextran and Lidocaine. J Nanosci Curr Res 1: 106.
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A silica/dextran/lidocaine nanocomposite (SiO/DEX/LID) was synthesized using acid-catalyzed sol-gel process. The resulting material was characterised using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopic analysis, diffusive reflectance spectroscopy in UV–Vis range, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nitrogen adsorption method. LID was found to interact with the silica/dextran nanocomposite (SiO/DEX) via hydrogen bond formation between the carbonyl group of LID and SiO/DEX network. Analysis of nanocomposite with help of the series of complementary techniques ruled out the possibility of interaction between LID and the silica modified surface through the nitrogen atoms of the drug molecule. The findings reveal the potential of SiO/DEX/LID nanocomposite for being used in the preparation of medical patches for wounds and burns healing.