Synthesis and characterization of novel amphiphilic polymers as drug delivery nano carriers

Mukesh K. Pandey, Rahul Tyagi, Bhavna Gupta, Virinder S. Parmar, Jayant Kumar, Arthur C. Watterson

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Polymer nano-particles have been widely investigated in the last decade due to a variety of potential applications. In particular, polymers which can self assemble into micellar nano-particles can be effectively used as vehicles for drug delivery. Considerable efforts are underway to develop better drug delivery nano carriers for high drug loading capacity for a wide variety of bioactive compounds. In this study, several new polymers were synthesized in bulk (solventless condition) by a chemo-enzymatic methodology using Candida antarctica lipase B (Novozyme 435) and molecular sieves (MS). The synthesized polymers demonstrated high drug loading capacity and the potential to encapsulate drugs which are poorly soluble in aqueous solvents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-937
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008


  • Amphiphilic polymer
  • Candida antarctica Lipase B
  • Chemo-enzymatic
  • Drug delivery
  • Encapsulation
  • Micelles
  • Nano-particles
  • Novozyme-435
  • Self-assembly
  • Static light scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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