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Title: Production, characterization and application of oxide nanotubes on Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy as a potential drug carrier
Authors: Łosiewicz, Bożena
Stróż, Agnieszka
Osak, Patrycja
Maszybrocka, Joanna
Gerle, Anna
Dudek, Karolina
Balin, Katarzyna
Łukowiec, Dariusz
Gawlikowski, Maciej
Bogunia, Sylwia
Keywords: anodic oxidation; biomaterials; drug delivery system; gentamicin; oxide nanotubes; titanium alloys
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: "Materials" 2021, iss. 20, art. no. 6142
Abstract: This work concerns the development of a method of functionalization of the surface of the biomedical Ti–6Al–7Nb alloy by producing oxide nanotubes (ONTs) with drug-eluting properties. Shaping of the morphology, microstructure, and thickness of the oxide layer was carried out by anodization in an aqueous solution of 1 M ethylene glycol with the addition of 0.2 M NH4F in the voltage range 5–100 V for 15–60 min at room temperature. The characterization of the physicochemical properties of the obtained ONTs was performed using SEM, XPS, and EDAX methods. ONTs have been shown to be composed mainly of TiO2, Al2O3, and Nb2O5. Single-walled ONTs with the largest specific surface area of 600 cm2 cm−2 can be obtained by anodization at 50 V for 60 min. The mechanism of ONT formation on the Ti–6Al–7Nb alloy was studied in detail. Gentamicin sulfate loaded into ONTs was studied using FTIR, TG, DTA, and DTG methods. Drug release kinetics was determined by UV–Vis spectrophotometry. The obtained ONTs can be proposed for use in modern implantology as carriers for drugs delivered locally in inflammatory conditions.
DOI: 10.3390/ma14206142
ISSN: 1996-1944
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