MARIA PROKS, FLORIN BORCAN, ADELINA CHEVERESAN, IULIA PINZARU, BOGDAN ALMAJAN GUTA, DORINA CORICOVAC, VIRGIL PAUNESCU, VOICHITA LAZUREANU STUDY ON THE RELEASE AND BIOEVALUATIONS OF GREEN SILVER NANOPARTICLES ENTRAPPED INSIDE POLYMER-BASED NANOVESICLES The drug carriers represent a very important and modern pathway used to increase the therapeutic efficacy of the natural active substances. Nano-sized assemblies of noble metals and herbal extracts represent very simple, cheap, biologically and ecologically friendly synthesis. The main aims of this study were to obtain polyurethane nanovesicles containing silver nanoparticles and to evaluate their release rate. The vesicles’ sizes, homogeneity and surface charge were studied using a Cordouan Technol. Zetasizer, while the thermal behaviour was assessed by DSC. UV-Vis measurements were done to evaluate the release rate. Toxicological effects were studied by non-invasive techniques on human skin. The results suggest the obtaining of homogenous polyurethane nanovesicles between 80 and 95 nm, with positive surface charge, very good thermal stability and a prolonged release. The non-irritation potential recommends these vesicles as a safe carrier for different herbal extracts.
Keywords: drug carrier, erythema, mexametry, polyurethane, TEWA, thyme, Zetasizer